We invite all readers to take a peek into the history of our province’s elite skiers, many of whom started in programs offered at their local cross-country ski clubs. Whether you’re an alumni, a parent considering cross-country skiing for your children, or a curious reader looking to learn more about the history of the provincial team – there are many compelling stories of determination, achievements, and camaraderie.
Team alumni have proudly represented our sport and province at regional, provincial, and national level competitions. National races include the Canadian Cross-Country Ski Championships, and the Canada Winter Games.
Additionally, provincial team alumni have raced at the World University Games, won major events at the Gatineau Loppet, won the Canadian Ski Marathon, and trained with the National Espoir Canadian Ski Team.
History Worth Repeating
The Nova Scotia provincial team retains incredible people and athletes. Passionate leaders, dedicated athletes and countless volunteers with “can-do” attitudes, have been at the heart of our history for decades. As might be expected, our teams have developed exceptional camaraderie levels – bar none.
The program continues to be delivered within a close-knit community, bringing competitive cross-country skiers together from across Nova Scotia; who become like family. Volunteer alumni coach and support the team. The whole experience is a meaningful investment in the lifetimes of many Nova Scotians.
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Canada Winter Games 1967-2019: NS XC Ski Teams
Nova Scotia’s cross-country ski teams have competed at the Canada Winter Games, since their inception in 1967.
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1967 CANADA WINTER GAMES
Quebec City, QC
Head Coach: Regnar Axelsson
ATHLETE HOMETOWN &/or CLUB Katrina Junger Chester Percy Junger Chester Peter Junger Chester Unknown Name Cape Breton Unknown Name Antigonish
1975 CANADA WINTER GAMES
Head Coach: Carl Purcell
Manager: Barbara Linke
ATHLETE HOMETOWN &/or CLUB NOTABLE RESULTS Bryan Aller Dartmouth Martin Aller Dartmouth Jane Bagnall Halifax Gary Hartling Halifax 7th (55.41) – 15KM
Linda Lawrence Sackville Dianne Powell Halifax Brian Scallion Tantallon 9th (55.45) – 15KM Brian Cochrane (spare) Sackville Pam Pulsifer (spare) Sackville
1979 CANADA WINTER GAMES
Head Coach: Bryan Scallion
Manager: Dianne Powell
ATHLETE HOMETOWN &/or CLUB Gillian Bidwell Wallace Bill Donner Dartmouth Susan Folkins Debert Angela Ghiz Halifax Susan Hoyle Dartmouth Ron Mitchell Dartmouth Pierre Roy Dartmouth David Wheeler Truro
1983 CANADA WINTER GAMES
Saguenay Lac-St-Jen, QC
Head Coach: Bryan Scallion
Manager: Marjorie Cogswell
ATHLETE HOMETOWN &/or CLUB NOTABLE RESULTS Susan Benedict Mount Uniacke Ian Blair Halifax Geoff Kendall Tantallon Graham Kendall Tantallon Ron Mitchell Dartmouth 9th (33:39) – 10KM
Cheryl Molden Dartmouth Andre Morrison Dartmouth Shelley Roode Truro
1995 CANADA WINTER GAMES
Grand Prairie, AB
Head Coaches: Sue Hill, Dave Algar
Manager: Linda Murray
ATHLETE HOMETOWN CLUB NOTABLE RESULTS Charles Curtis Aspy Bay North Highlands Nordic Bronwen Davies Dartmouth 8th – 5KM Freestyle
15th (18:30) – 5KM Classic
Dafydd Davies Dartmouth Kris Doyon Smelt Brook North Highlands Nordic Jenny Hawley Daniel Murray South Harbour North Highlands Nordic Heather Murray South Harbour North Highlands Nordic Ian Murray South Harbour North Highlands Nordic 20th – 10KM
(Further details TBC)
Heather Myers Margaret Scallion Wentworth Chris Algar (alternate) Cape North North Highlands Nordic
1999 CANADA WINTER GAMES
Corner Brook, Newfoundland
Head Coach: Sue Hill
Assistant Coach: Don MacKinnon
Manager: Dennis Doyon
ATHLETE HOMETOWN CLUB NOTABLE RESULTS Chis Algar Cape North North Highlands Nordic Charles Curtis Aspy Bay North Highlands Nordic Kris Doyon Smelt Brook North Highlands Nordic Daniel Murray South Harbour North Highlands Nordic Ian Murray South Harbour North Highlands Nordic -8th (29:56:9) 10KM Free, 59 racers
-11th (1:18:48) 15KM Free, pursuit, 49 racers
-16th (35:00.6) 10KM Classic, 59 racers
Krista MacLean Baddeck BA Meg Payne Arctic Fox Lilla Roy Stewiacke Arctic Fox Kate Scallion Wentworth Arctic Fox Margaret Scallion Wentworth Arctic Fox
2003 CANADA WINTER GAMES
Head Coach: Stuart Germani
Assistant Coach: Elizabeth Seiffert
Manager: Sue Phelan
ATHLETE HOMETOWN CLUB NOTABLE RESULTS Tyler Germani Baddeck North Highlands Nordic Grace MacIntyre Baddeck North Highlands Nordic Stephen Murray South Harbour North Highlands Nordic Meg Payne Windsor Lilla Roy Stewiacke Arctic Fox Kate Scallion Wentworth Arctic Fox Margaret Scallion Wentworth Arctic Fox 20th (30:38.6) 7.5KM Mass Start
2007 CANADA WINTER GAMES
Head Coach: Stuart Germani
Assistant Coach: Sue Hill
Manager: Kris Doyon
ATHLETE HOMETOWN CLUB Tyler Germani Baddeck North Highlands Nordic Abigail Ruth Lewis Milton Martock Nordic Ski Club Benjamin Roy Stewiacke Arctic Fox Jennie Mae Roy Stewiacke Arctic Fox Lilla Roy Stweiacke Arctic Fox Kate Scallion Wentworth Arctic Fox Meggie Soehl Bedford Martock Nordic Ski Club
2011 CANADA WINTER GAMES
Head Coach: Daniel Murray
Assistant Coach: Kjerstin Baldwin
Wax Technician: Chris Algar
Manager: John Hudec
ATHLETE HOMETOWN CLUB Abby Lewis Milton Martock Nordic Ski Club Cole MacDonnell Belnan Martock Nordic Ski Club Liam McInerney Dartmouth Martock Nordic Ski Club Kilya MacNeil St. Margaret Village North Highlands Nordic Jennie Mae Roy Stewiacke Arctic Fox Ski Club Marie Soehl Bedford Martock Nordic Ski Club Meggie Soehl Bedford Martock Nordic Ski Club Mariah Hudec (alternate) North Sydney North Highlands Nordic
Did You Know?
History – Online Collection
We’re keen to document the history of the Provincial Team in Nova Scotia. We value this opportunity to remember historic builders, highlight the positive ski culture within our province, and recognize the importance of continuing the provincial team program for our young athletes.
If you have information to contribute, please drop us a line.
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