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Recognize Nakkertok’s best volunteers

Volunteers make Nakkertok happen. And a lot of people give a lot of hours to that effort. So every year, the club honours people who’ve gone above and beyond what’s asked of them with its Volunteer Recognition Awards. The awards offer a small token of respect and appreciation to volunteers or groups of volunteers in [...]

2024-05-01T09:51:54-04:00April 29th, 2024|News|

Dirk and Claudia van Wijk offer to donate key land and building to help Nakkertok grow

Dirk and Claudia Van Wijk have been the chief landowners at Nakkertok since 2003 when they purchased 300 acres from the Webers — one of the club’s founding families. The Van Wijk’s have worked closely with Nakkertok to develop the facility it is today with road access, parking, a stadium, a chalet, timing hut, snow-making [...]

2024-04-03T09:42:54-04:00April 3rd, 2024|News|

Adventure Program Try-It-Out (March 17) and Virtual Info Night (March 27)

Are you wondering what comes next for your athletes after LTS? Have you considered Nakkertok’s Adventure Program? The Adventure Program offers athletes ages 9 to 18 the chance to have fun outdoors and make new friends while developing their fitness and ski skills.  Participants will be exposed to new ski environments, including backcountry touring, ski [...]

2024-03-04T17:19:25-05:00March 4th, 2024|Adventure, News|

Get to know your Ski Patroller: Rob Cepella

How long have you been with Nakkertok and Nakkertok Ski Patrol? About three decades (our kids started as ‘Bunny Rabbits’, then progressed to Nakkertok's racing program and ski marathoning). I have been with the Canadian Ski Patrol for 18 years. Why did you join the CSP? My wife (Jenifer, also a patroller) and I do [...]

2024-03-05T20:02:24-05:00March 4th, 2024|News|

Another successful youth exchange

From ski racing in Canmore's snowy mountains to skating along the Rideau Canal, this year's U14 Nakkertok-Foothills exchange program brought together 71 teens for an experience of a lifetime. It's a tradition for Nakkertok'sU14 racing program athletes to participate in a cross-Canada exchange. This year's exchange with Calgary's Foothills Nordic was an absolute blast. For [...]

2024-02-05T20:11:51-05:00February 5th, 2024|News|

Nakkertok Trails now appearing on Google Street View

Screen shot of Nakkertok Trails available on Google Street View About half of Nakkertok's 75 kilometres of ski trails are now appearing on Google Street View, thanks to the efforts of a local video producer. Brian Redmond is a Chelsea-based free lance film producer who produces for Google Street view and has a [...]

2024-01-31T10:53:04-05:00January 31st, 2024|News|

It’s ‘Pooch Loop’ not ‘Poop Loop’, my people

Please pick up after your pooch Those of us with dogs love to take them for some laps on the Pooch Loop. But in the last few weeks we noticed a growing amount of dog excrements on the Pooch Loop. No one wants poop mixed with their klister or to be stopped in their tracks [...]

2024-01-28T17:31:21-05:00January 28th, 2024|News|
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