2020 Official of the Year

by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, June 28, 2020

Rejean Chamberland

Cross Country Nova Scotia is pleased to announce North Highland Nordic’s Rejean Chamberland as the recipient of the Support4Sport Official of the Year Award, which is presented annually to recognize outstanding officials in our sport.  A province-wide call for nominations is held annually in March and the CCNS board of directors votes to designate the recipient, who is honoured at the Support4Sport ceremony as hosted by Sport Nova Scotia.

35 Years Officiating

Written by: Linda Murray, President, North Highlands Nordic

Rejean has been a dedicated official at every single event North Highlands Nordic (NHN), Cape North, has hosted since 1987, including the 1987 Jeux Canada Games, 1989 Junior National Championships, numerous Atlantic and Provincial Championships and the Annual Loppet that has taken place every year for the last thirty-five years.

Not only is he one of the first on site for every competition to help in the stadium area, for the last ten plus years he stays, and is part of the hand timing crew.  Most often, he is also the official starter.  Whatever we ask him to do he does with enthusiasm.  What makes this even more remarkable is the fact that he does not even cross-country ski, nor has he ever been a member of NHN.  

We’re proud of all our athletes and volunteers demonstrating excellence in our sport. Take a peek at our historic recipients.

North Highlands Nordic

Curious to know more about North Highlands Nordic? NHN is located in Cape North, Cape Breton.  North Highlands Nordic offers a 12km trail system, with a 6 foot groom to accommodate classic and skate techniques, as well as snowshoers.  Trails are mechanically groomed and tilled by a PistonBully tractor, ensuring optimal conditions.  NHN’s snow coverage is among the most consistent and dependable in the Maritimes, operating daily each year from late December to early April.  Visitors are invited to come out and enjoy the trails in this winter wonderland, along with the club’s hospitable culture.

Becoming an Official

If you would like to learn more about becoming an official, please visit CCNS. Skiers from ages 16 years through-grand-master are encouraged to register and train to become an official.

On behalf of the CCNS board of directors, Support4Sport, and the cross-country ski community we extend our heartfelt congratulations on this achievement.  Thank-you for your dedication, Rejean.


If you would like to learn more about becoming an official, please visit CCNS.

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