Monday, May 25, 2015

May Bulletin

MWC 2016 – Vuokatti, Finland
Vuokatti, Finland will host the 2016 MWC from February 4-13. Interest is very high to date with quite a few skiers already committed. Our National Director, Bruce LeGrow, has a number of rooms booked for Canadians at the Vuokatti Sport Hotel where the rate per person for a double room at half board is 73.50 euros.
If there is a skier who wants to share a room, Rick Larush, who is from Alberta and competed in the Canadians in Huntsville and Kamloops, is looking for a person to share his room at the Vuokatti Sport Hotel. If you are interested, please contact Rick at

The 2016 Ontario Masters Championships will be at the Bruce Ski Club from Friday, January 29 – Sun. Jan 31.
At the Annual General Meeting held on Friday, February 27, a consensus was reached that the format for 2015’s Ontario Masters will remain ‘similar’ for one more year (at least). The outline will be as follows:
Friday              2 pm    10 km race skate
Friday              eve       Social and AGM
Saturday          10 am  20 km Skate
Saturday          eve       Banquet
Sunday            10 am  20 km Classic

Look for more information in the fall newsletter.

We received suggestions from several people to include in the point series, skiers who did not ski 2 races at the Ontario Masters Championships. Accordingly, please "Points System" tab for revised points calculations. No skier is able to count more than 3 loppets. Therefore, skiers who skied 0 or 1 race at the Ontario Masters Championships have a maximum of 300 or 400 points.
Legend   * - only 4 races have been tabulated
                ** - only 3 races have been tabulated
                X - not included in point tabulation
Please report any errors to

Ontario Master skiers Wendy Grater and Katja Mathys successfully led a twelve day all-women ski touring expedition across Baffin Island’s Auyuittuq National Park in April.  The team of 18 women, including Wendy and Katja started the 100 km journey on April 11.  Pulling pulks (sleds) by skiing or with crampons (depending on snow/ice conditions), the group traveled across the Ashuyak Pass, crossing the Arctic Circle.  Enduring howling winds up to 80 km per hour and temperatures hovering between -20 and  -30 C, the journey was epic and an amazing experience.  A short article is attached.

Please find attached the membership form for Ontario/Canadian Masters for 2015.  You can also register online at  Please send any snail mail registration to:
Russ Evans, 24 Cortina Cres, Hamilton, ON L8K 4K4.  Please make sure to have any cheques made out to Canadian Masters X-C Ski Association.  Thanks.

Thanks, and have a great summer!