Call for Volunteer Nominations!

by Cross Country Nova Scotia, Staff, March 7, 2023

Every year, Sport Nova Scotia holds a gala banquet to present awards to athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers and corporate sponsors to recognize their accomplishments and dedication to sport. The 2023 Awards event will take place on May 27th, in Halifax.

Do you know a cross-country ski club volunteer who went above and beyond for our sport? Club volunteers work tirelessly on the front-lines and behind-the-scenes to ensure Nova Scotians can enjoy our sport. We have groomers, coaches, details keepers, organizers, fundraisers, communicators, equipment managers, and many more who make cross-country skiing special. Nominate a volunteer today.


Send your nominations! Tell us how the volunteer went above and beyond. Deadline is March 30, 2023.


Online: Google Form

Text: 902-225-8545

Support4Sport Awards

Volunteer of the Year

Coach/Instructor of the Year

Official of the Year

Corporate Sponsor of the Year

Female and Male Athlete of the Year – based on race results and determined by Ski Team Selection Committee

CCNS Awards

Freda Wales Memorial Award

Honours one woman each year who has made a significant contribution to cross-country skiing in Nova Scotia. The recipient’s name will be sent forward as our nomination for the Nordiq Canada Firth Award.

Examples of involvement:

· Local and provincial involvement

· Coach, official, administrator, or athlete

· Event committee involvement – race, loppet, or fun day

· Shares a love of skiing just by involvement and enthusiasm for the sport

· Motivates others to become involved

· Someone who can be relied on to come through in a crunch – to pitch in and share the load when there is work to be done

Lifetime Achievement Award

The CCNS Lifetime Contribution Award is issued to a member of the Nova Scotia nordic ski community in recognition of their long-term commitment to growing, enriching, and promoting cross-country skiing in the province. This person demonstrates a love and enthusiasm for skiing and shares it. They may be a coach of athletes or recreational skiers, adults or children. They may be an organizer of ski events such as races, loppets or community events. They may be a groomer, fundraiser, board member of a club or CCNS, trail maintainer, official, athlete, or administrator. They love to ski and help others to share that passion.

Bryan Scallion Award

Recognizes the overall fastest male and female skiers in the Nova Scotia Provincial Championships each year. Award recipients are commemorated on a plaque, which dates back to 1982.

Sue Hill Award

Most improved member of the Provincial Ski Team. Determined by the Provincial coach based on race performances.


>Volunteer Award Recipients

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