Tag: Nova Scotia Cross-Country Ski Team

Saltwire NS – Provincial Team Skier, MacMillan

Jack Macmillan, in red, learned to skate ski first. A ‘Classic’ Challenge by Colin Hodd, Saltwire, June 23, 2021 Jack MacMillan has come a long way on his skis in just over four years. The Lockview High School Grade 12 student is on the 2021-22 provincial ski team despite not putting on a pair of skis before grade 9. I…

Saltwire NS – Provincial Team Skier, McIntyre

Teenager Hopes to Participate in Another Canada Games by Colin Hodd, Saltwire, March 18, 2021 Even for young people, like 16-year-old provincial cross-country skier Grace McIntyre, sport can be a serious pursuit. There’s training, competition, injury, recovery, and responsibility. But before all that, at the foundations, there is fun. “Martock, it’s a pretty big place when you’re a little kid,”…

Saltwire NS – Provincial Team Skier, Doyon

Doyon loves competing, introducing others to sport by Saltwire Network Nova Scotia, Colin Hodd, February 24, 2021 (original article) Lynden Doyon has been skiing since he was three years old. The first outing he remembers was in Cape Breton, skiing a mountain on Christmas Eve with his father Kris and Daniel Murray, who is now his coach with the Nova…

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

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 the history of the Honeypot Loppet. Bryan had this idea of organizing a ski race in 1977.  He wanted to…