CCC Awards 2017

    June 12, 2017

    The 2017 CCC Awards were presented at the Annual General Meeting Banquet in Canmore, AB on Saturday June 10th, 2017.

    Congratulations to this year’s award winners! Thanks to all for their outstanding support of cross-country skiing over many years.

    Thank you to the Coast Hotel & Conference Centre for hosting our 3 day annual event and celebrations, as well as sponsoring our opening evening wine & cheese reception.

    Dave Rees Award

    Awarded to a man or woman who has made a long-term, outstanding commitment to the sport of cross-country skiing in Canada at all levels (local, regional and national) and in any of the many ways in which volunteers or professionals give of themselves to our sport. This award was created in 1989 in recognition of the outstanding contribution by Dave Rees to cross country skiing in Canada.
    2017 Winner: Dave Mallory, Nakkertok Nordic, Cantley, QC
    Jen Tomlinson (right) accepting on behalf of Dave Mallory with presenter Dorothy Lothian

    Firth Award
    Presented to a woman who has made an outstanding volunteer contribution to cross-country skiing in Canada. Established in 1985 to honour Sharon and Shirley Firth.
    2017 Winners: Sally Venne, La Ronge Ski Club, La Ronge, SK & Miriam Green, Yellowknife, NT
    Sally Venne (left) & NWT's Shawne Kokelj accepting the award for Miriam Green

    Volunteer of the Year Award
    Presented to a man or woman to recognize significant achievement in the regional or national development of cross-country skiing in Canada.
    2017 Winners: Ken Lindfors, Nakkertok Nordic, Cantley, QC & Kevin McLean, Foothills Nordic, Calgary, AB
    Jen Tomlinson (right) accepting on behalf of Ken Lindfors &
    Sarah McLean accepting on behalf of Kevin McLean

    Media of the Year
    Awarded to an individual, a newspaper publisher, television station or scribe in social media who has effectively highlighted and portrayed athletes in our sport, and/or our sport in a positive and exciting manner, continuously throughout the year or at one significant event (e.g. National Championships, Olympic Games).
    2017 Winner: Vicky Hall, Postmedia
    Vicky Hall (left) with presenter, CCC's Martine Zilligen

    Sponsor of the Year
    Awarded to a sponsor or supplier who goes beyond the scope of their sponsorship agreement with CCC by making a significant commitment and support to the sport and to the National Ski Teams.
    2017 Winner: Banff Airporter
    Aaron Sands, Banff Airporter with presenter, CCC's Martine Zilligen