With less than 100 days to go before the FIS Alpine season-opening FIS World Cup races in Soelden (AUT), Alpine Canada is unveiling its plans to celebrate 100 years of Canadian ski racing throughout the 2019/2020 season.
Canadian alpine ski racing officially began under the umbrella of the Canadian Amateur Ski Association, which was incorporated on 20thDecember 1920. The 100thanniversary is an opportunity to celebrate the country’s rich history and tradition of excellence in ski racing during both the 2019/2020 and 2020/2021 seasons.
“We wanted to create very special opportunities that allow the nation and the Canadian ski community to come together to recognise the past as well as honour our current generation of athletes who are representing the Maple Leaf in Alpine Skiing, Para-Alpine, and Ski Cross competitions around the world,” said Vania Grandi, Alpine Canada’s CEO. “We’re inviting all Canadians, and the international ski community to join us in these celebrations.”
The 100th Anniversary celebrations will kick off in November with an opportunity for fans to meet this year’s national team athletes in person at fundraising galas in Toronto on 6thNovember 6) and Montreal the following day, where some of the sport’s most recognisable names will gather alongside the new crop of Alpine, Para-Alpine, and Ski Cross athletes for an unforgettable evening that allows attendees to mingle with the best of the past and present of Canadian ski racing. Celebrating both high-performance and grassroots ski racing, the 2019 winners of the Audi Canadian Ski Racing Awards presented by Helly Hansen will be presented at the galas.
Source: Alpine Canada.
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