The 2014 Canadian Eastern Championships Organizing Committee (CECOC2014) is proud to host the Canadian Eastern Championships (aka Easterns) January 31, and February 1 and 2, 2014, at Nakkertok South, Cantley QC. In 2014, the CECO2014 is also proud to announce that it will host the Para-Nordic Nationals. Usually held during the Nationals at the end of March, the event will be held in conjunction with the Easterns to avoid conflict with the Paralympics to be held in Sochi, Russia.
The 2014 Easterns is a FIS-sanctioned Haywood Noram event held with the support of Cross Country Canada providing an opportunity for many of Canada’s best cross country skiers to accumulate FIS points and to qualify for World Cup events. The Easterns is also part of the Ontario Cup and Quebec Cup series used to qualify racers for provincial teams and is also an Ontario Universities Athletics Qualifier. As many as 600 competitors are expected to participate.
The general aims of the NorAm Canada Cup Race Series are to assist in athlete development at the elite level and to promote cross-country ski racing to the public at large. The Series enables the best skiers (seniors and juniors) from Canada and the United States to compete head-to-head generally throughout the early and middle periods of the ski season. The Series also encourages high level domestic competition among regional skiers who aspire to National Development and National Team status.
The CECOC2014 is constituted of representatives of participating clubs in the Ottawa-Gatineau Cross-country Ski Community, which are:
- Carleton University
- Chelsea Nordiq
- Club Skinouk
- Kanata Nordic
- Nakkertok Nordic
- XC Ottawa
- XC Chelsea Masters
- And any other club/team which chooses to participate.
The official website for this event can be found at cecski.ca.