This is part of the latest news bulletin from Nordiq Alberta.

Nordiq Alberta Award Nominees

Nordiq Alberta is proud to recognize valued members of the Nordic community for their contributions, hard-work, efforts and continued excellence. Our programs would not be possible without the hard work and time donated by our spectacular and generous community members and volunteers. Join us in recognizing and congratulating those whose commitment to our sport ensure longevity and continued success.

Although there will be one selected winner we believe it’s critical to highlight the nominees for their accomplishments and contributions to the sport of cross country skiing. 

Nominees for Volunteer of the Year: 

  • Larry Henning (Crowsnest Nordic Ski Club) 
  • Tara Spenrath (Alberta World Cup Academy)

Nominees for Coach of the Year: 

  • Andy Pohl (Space dogs Ski Club)
  • Jonas Marchinko (Red Deer Nordic Ski Club) 
  • Matt DeCarufel (Canmore Nordic Ski Club)
  • Allison McArdle (XC Bragg Creek) 
  • Ulf Kleppe (Edmonton Nordic Ski Club)

Nominees for Race Organizer of the Year: 

  • Edmonton Nordic Ski Club 
  • Foothills Nordic Ski Club 

Congratulations to all of the nominees! Thank you for all of the contributions and time taken by those who submitted nominators.The above awards (along with Male & Female Athlete of the Year and Official of the Year award) will be formally presented at the Nordiq Alberta End of Season Bash on March 25, 2023. 

Many of you will have seen Larry out grooming the trails. Very briefly – He is the guy who has coordinated the grooming team for the last 6 years and has been responsible for the improvement to grooming and the trails in general. Really he has had his hand in everything the club does. Well except posting to the website and the accounting system which I do!!

This nomination is overdue and very well deserved.