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February 2019

TRAILBLAZERS 

Alpine Canada Alumni Newsletter
Dear alumni:

World Championships season is coming to a close and so far, it's been an exciting roller coaster ride across all sports and disciplines. Among the highlights from the last weeks of World champs are: World Cup Ski Cross action resumed this today with Kevin Drury coming in 3rd place in Germany, marking Alpine Canada's 19th podium of the season.

The 2019 AUDI FIS Alpine World Championships in Are wrap up tomorrow with the men's slalom so be sure to tune in and keep on cheering our athletes!

And of course, we're still in fundraising mode to close our funding gap for the 2018-2019 season. So far, we've raised $800,000 in donations with a stretch goal of reaching $1.5M. On behalf of the athletes, thanks to all of you who have contributed! For those of you who haven't, you can support today's athletes by making your gift here

Go Canada Go!

M&H Thibeault (CAST '97-'98)
Director, Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement
Alpine Canada
mthibeault@alpinecanada.org

 
SUPPORT CANADA'S SKI RACERS TODAY!
GOOD SKI GENES FOR BABY CADENCE!

Congratulations to alumni Sherry Lawrence and David Anderson who became the lucky parents of baby Cadence on January 25 in Canmore!

The lovely photos were captured by fellow alumni Kelly VanderBeek.
Alpine alumni Mélanie Turgeon was recently featured in a Radio-Canada documentary about the ups and downs of life after ski racing. She shared her courageous journey to finding new purpose and goals. (Clip in French)
COACH FOR LIFE

Longstanding alpine coach Serge Dugas was recently featured in a story in La Presse where he opened up about his more than three decades of experience supporting Canada's fastest racers.

Read the full story. (Text in French)

 
Alumnus Jim Hunter was featured in a neat piece produced by the Olympic Channel on how a farm kid became a Crazy Canuck!

TIME FLIES!

February 11 marked the 26-year anniversary of Kate Pace Lindsay's gold-medal win in the ladies' downhill at World Championships in Morioka, Japan.

Since 1956, Canada has earned 29 medals in Alpine World Championships' racing.
THIS MONTH'S 
MYSTERY ALUMNUS CHALLENGE 

WHO'S THIS FELLOW ALUMNI CHARGING DOWN THE SLALOM COURSE?

Send us your best guess by email HERE and enter a raffle for a prize!

What to be next month's mystery alumnus?

Send in your photo HERE.
JANUARY
MYSTERY ALUMNUS ANSWER
 

Peter Goodman is shaking Prime Minister Trudeau's hand!

Congratulations to David Bruneau who answered correctly!
UPDATE FROM JANUARY CHALLENGE WINNER: ALUMNUS DAVID BRUNEAU

"I was present with Peter Goodman and Jungle Jim and a few others when Trudeau visited us at the mountain in Morzine, France. We also had tea with him and I have a picture of that meeting, with Bob Fugere, coach Claude Desmontier(?), Peter Goodman, Jim Hunter, Jack Creed, and Aiden Ballantyne. The bicycle picture is from India, where I have traveled 6-7 times in search of wisdom from various teachers and their communities." David has written books about his spiritual journey. You can learn more on his Facebook page.
               $5,000 COMMUNITY PROJECT GRANT FOR OLYMPIANS

If you are retired from Olympic participation as an athlete and are leading a project in your community, or even just thinking about a new initiative – no matter how big or small – this grant program was created for you.

To help support this work, the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) is excited to introduce the
OLY CANADA LEGACY GRANT: A pilot project consisting of individual grants worth $5,000 each, awarded to five (5) successful candidates. Apply today!
2019 ALPINE AND SKI CROSS CANADIAN NATIONALS ARE IN SIGHT!

March 23-28, 2019
Mont Edouard (QC)

Alpine Nationals

April 13, 2019
Sunshine Village (AB)

Ski Cross Nationals

If you plan on attending these events, let us know so we can provide you with ski ticket discounts! Please contact M&H Thibeault for more information.
JOIN ACA'S ALUMNI COMMITTEE!

Alpine Canada is soliciting volunteers interested in forming an alumni committee to help drive new initiatives in regards to our alumni community. The minimum commitment for this committee would be attending a quarterly conference call.

If you are interested, please send an email to M&H Thibeault, Alpine Canada, Director of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement.

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

The Alpine Canada Newsletter will be published monthly. Please send us your updates to M&H Thibeault, Alpine Canada, Director of Philanthropy and Alumni Engagement.

EXCLUSIVE ALUMNI 20% DISCOUNT!

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DISCOUNT CODE:
ALUM20
SUPPORT CANADA'S SKI RACERS TODAY!
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