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      March 17, 2019

       
      OTTAWA—Canada’s 10-member World Championship Team will lead 29 Canadians into Quebec City where they will host the top nordic athletes in the world for the FIS Cross Country World Cup Finals, March 22-24, 2019.
       
      Canada will field a team of 15 men and 14 women for the World Cup finale that will consist of one sprint and two distance races on the world-renowned Plains of Abraham in Quebec City.
       
      Each of the athletes earned their coveted spots to compete against the world’s best on home snow through Nordiq Canada’s selection policy for competition trips. The 12 pre-qualified athletes locked up their spots on the start line based on results while competing on the international stage. Canadian Ski Championships in Gatineau, Que. offered a final qualification opportunity.
       
      Pre-Qualified Men
      Pre-Qualified Women
      Alex Harvey – St-Ferréol-les-Neiges, Que.
      Emily Nishikawa – Whitehorse
      Lenny Valjas – Toronto
      Dahria Beatty – Whitehorse
      Russell Kennedy – Canmore, Alta.
      Katherine Stewart Jones – Chelsea, Que.
      Evan Palmer Charrette – Thunder Bay, Ont.
      Cendrine Browne – St-Jérôme, Que.
      Scott Hill – Toronto
      Maya Macisaac-Jones– Athabasca, Alta.
      Remi Drolet – Rossland, B.C.
      Annika Richardson – Vancouver
      Jack Carlyle – Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.

      Qualified Women
      Qualified Men
      Anne Marie Petitclerc – St-Ferréol-les-Neiges, Que.
      Antoine Briand – Sept-Îles, Que.
      Sadie White – Thunder Bay, Ont.
      Phillippe Boucher – Levis, Que.
      Marie Coriveau – Mont Saint-Anne, Que.
      Julien Locke – Nelson, B.C.
      Zoe Williams – Cantley, Que.
      Julien Smith – Thunder Bay, Ont.
      Hannah Mehain – Vernon, B.C.
      Bob Thompson – Thunder Bay, Ont.
      Frederique Vezina – St-Ferréol-les-Neiges, Que.
      Alexis Dumas – Quebec City
      Alannah Maclean – Thunder Bay, Ont.
      Antoine Cyr – Gatineau, Que.
      Laura Leclair – Chelsea, Que.
      Graham Ritchie – Parry Sound, Ont.
       
      FIS will award crystal globes for the overall World Cup leaders following the Friday’s sprint and Sunday’s distance races. The trio of races set for Quebec City will also mark the end of Alex Harvey’s illustrious career that includes 30 World Cup medals, five World Championship podiums and three Olympic appearances, highlighted by a fourth-place finish in the 50-kilometre event last year in PyeongChang.
       
      For complete information on the FIS Cross-Country World Cup Finals, please visit https://www.quebecregion.com/en/what-to-do/events/fis-cross-country-world-cup-final/
       
      Nordiq Canada is the governing body of para-nordic and cross-country skiing in Canada, which is the nation’s optimal sport and recreational activity with more than one million Canadians participating annually. Its 60,000 members include athletes, coaches, officials and skiers of all ages and abilities. With the support of its valued corporate partners – Haywood Securities Inc., AltaGas, Swix and Lanctôt Sports– along with the Government of Canada, Canadian Olympic Committee, Canadian Paralympic Committee, Own the Podium and B2Ten, Nordiq Canada develops Olympic, Paralympic and world champions. For more information on Nordiq Canada, please visit us at www.nordiqcanada.ca.