Rejean Chamberland – Official of the Year

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.

Published: June 28, 2020

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.  

Chamberland volunteering at the 2019 North Highlands Nordic loppet.

Officials and timing crew at 2019 North Highlands Nordic loppet.

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.

>North Highlands Nordic

Historic Award Recipients

NS Provincial Team | 1995 – 2020

Volunteers | 1995 – 2020

Becoming an Official

Skiers from ages 16 years through-grand-master are encouraged to register and train to become an official. The first course is conveniently delivered online.

>Officials Training

Officials and timing crew volunteering at the 2019 North Highlands Nordic loppet.

Support4Sport Awards

The annual event honours the achievements of Nova Scotia athletes, coaches, officials, sponsors, and volunteers from sport organizations province-wide.  The Support4Sport Awards are made possible by the Nova Scotia Gaming Corporation’s Support4Sport program, which was introduced in 2006. 

Sport Nova Scotia

Sport Nova Scotia is a voice for amateur sport that pomades the benefits of helath, personal development and achievement of all participants.  Sport Nova Scotia is a non-profit, non-government federation representing over 55 Provincial Sport Organizations and more than 160,000 member Nova Scotians.


> North Highlands Nordic | Website

> Officials Training

>The Ultimate Trail Experience at NHN



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