Category: Skier Stories NS

Cape North Skier Set Goal to Ski 1,000km

‘I Just Love it’ by Erin Pottie, Cape Breton Post, March 19, 2019 f Note We particularly enjoy skier stories. As we approach 2021, we recall a story of determination by a Cape North skier, Freda McEvoy, who challenged herself to ski 1,000km during the 2018-2019 season. McEvoy advises that skiing alleviates her symptoms of arthritis and she just “loves…

1998 Canadian Birkie Gold for NS Skier

1998 Birkie Gold for Daniel Murray, 55km with 12- Pound Pack by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, December 8, 2020 (updated Dec 12, 2020) f As registrations for the 2021 Canadian Birkie Ski Festival continue, we remember a historic victory for our province, by a twenty-two-year-old Nova Scotia skier.  Daniel Murray recorded the fastest male time in the “1998 Birkie…

Racing for Honey “77

1978 Mail Star article reporting Honey Pot results. The second edition of the loppet. (Article from Bryan Scallion’s coach album.) Bryan Scallion’s Idea by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, May 8, 2020 f The origin of Nova Scotia’s longest running loppet and why a pot of honey still rewards skiers at this annual event. A conversation with Dianne Powell about…

Canadian Birkie: A Great, Historic, Feel-Good Event

NS Ski Team Alumni Participates by Cross Country Nova Scotia Staff, April 21, 2020 f Nova Scotia provincial team alumni, Lilla Roy, shares her experiences from the 2020 Canadian Birkie Ski Festival – held at Elk Island National Park in Alberta, this past February. Legend, Moose & Impeccable Conditions I did the Birkie 31km (the official Birkie is 55km). Fantastic…

Celebrating his 70th at Provincials

April 17, 2020 – Skiing into his 70’s, Jim Blanchard is inspiring many around him. He completed two days of racing at the 2020 NS Provincials – just a few days after his 70th birthday. Previously, Jim has skied at the same events as Bryan Scallion, and completed the Konig Ludgig Lauf (Germany) 55km event, three times. Jim waxes his…

North Highlanders Ski Team

The North Highlanders Ski Team is a part of Nova Scotia’s cross-country ski history. Article below as featured in the Winter 1992 edition of the “Stride and Glide” – Nordic Ski Nova Scotia news. Published: December 16, 2019 This article originally published by “Cross Connections”, Cross Country Canada’s youth program newsletter, 1992. The North Highlanders Ski Team Do you have…