CANSI National Seminar in Silver Star, BC, March 4-8, 2019 Posted on Nov 15th, 2018

Watch the video for a taste of your next snow holiday and register now!

The cost is $350 until February 18 (early bird rate) and $400 thereafter (regular rate).

Click here to register for the XC seminar.

Click here to register for the Telemark seminar.

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Sigge Björklund 1926 - 2018 Posted on Dec 7th, 2018

pix-Sigge_Bjorklund.jpgAlf Sigvald Björklund (Sigge) passed away peacefully late in the evening on November 10, 2018 with family at his side. He was born in Lappfjärd, Finland, and immigrated to Vancouver in 1956. 

Sigge worked as an electrician throughout the Lower Mainland and later founded the ski shop Sigge’s Sport Villa. He is well known for his passion and commitment to cross country skiing in Western Canada. As one of the original members of CANSI, he was active on our board and as a course conductor. His leadership helped grow the sport and the association during our early years in the late 70s, 80s and early 90s.


Marie-Cat Bruno Special Fund Posted on Oct 24th, 2018

Donations for the Marie-Cat Bruno Special Fund are intended to financially help women pursue their goals in the Nordic ski industry. 


It is to continue the legacy of Marie-Catherine Bruno that CANSI created this fund. 

A former racer, Marie-Cat was the first and, to this day, only woman to have achieved the highest levels of certification in both cross country and telemark ski instruction.  

Through her involvement as CANSI-Pacific Technical Rep, she successfully contributed to develop and maintain the highest standards in Nordic skiing technique and instruction at the regional and national levels. 

Ontario XC Courses 2018-2019 Posted on Oct 21st, 2018

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Thanks to Wendy Grater, Paul Graner, Jay Thibert, Jean Pierre Lavoie, Francoise Chatenoud, Cameron Smith, Peter Rasberry, Chris Clarke, Martha Rafuse, David Wallin and Jan Vopalensky we are pleased to offer you this winter 13 cross-country course over 10 events and at 4 locations in both Southern and Eastern Ontario.

You can find and register for these courses on the CANSI Courses page or by viewing  2018-2019 CANSI Ontario XC Courses Schedule  table with the links to courses. 


CANSI Mourns the Passing of Marie-Cat Posted on Sep 26th, 2018

Marie-Cat, my friend and mentor;

Marie-Cat Bruno suffered a fatal brain aneurysm on Saturday September 22nd, 2018, as she was attending a wedding in Southern Ontario. She was a candle in the wind, and the wind on this occasion was too strong for her to overcome. Her light shines on in my heart, and in the hearts of all those who she touched in the amazing 47 years she graced our world.

I share my grief with everyone in CANSI and pray for the strength to continue the work she so lovingly gave to our organization. May she ski the trails of heaven, smoothly and effortlessly.

Denys Lawrence
President, CANSI


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