Kikino in Canmore
A few students from Kikino Metis Settlement drove down to Canmore to watch the races at Cross Country Nationals. They also got a chance to go for a ski on the world-class ski trails!
Students from Kikino met up with the Stoney Nakoda Lost Wolves team from Exshaw to go for a ski.
Students get a chance to check out downtown Canmore
Kikino students get ready for another ski on the trails
Kikino Multi Community Festival Day
Buffalo Lake and Kikino Metis settlements joined us for the day at Kikino school to wrap up our ski season in Central Alberta.
Canmore Multi-Community Festival Day
The communities of Exshaw, Alberta, Morley, Alberta, Tsuut’ina Nation, and Bighorn Nation joined us for the day at the Camore Nordic Center to wrap up our ski season in the South
Program Director Beckie Scott skis with some students
Students play snow soccer
Canadian Olympian Jesse Cockney takes on the big downhills with some of the students
The communities of Exshaw, Alberta, Morley, Alberta, Tsuut’ina Nation, and Bighorn Nation perform a round dance at the end of our festival day in Canmore. The round dance has many cultural meanings, but on this day it was used as a celebration of the successes of the season. What a great way to close-out an amazing day!
Ft. Chip is so far North our team spends a week up at the Athabasca Delta Community School. We had an amazing five days in the community, and put on a fun”loppet”, or race, on the last day. Our visit was in late February.
Ft Chip Loppet
What a special Valentine’s day for Ski Fit North!❤
Olympic legend Clara Hughes joined us with Exshaw School today.
Clara Hughes shares her message of courage, resilience and hope – and then she shared her medals! Thanks Clara!
Constable Prystayko, School Resource Officer for all Tsuu T’ina Nation Schools, joins students for a ski.
Students from Buffalo Lake Metis Settlement have a ski day out at Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park
There is a law of nature that we have discovered with our school visits. And that law is: Wherever there is a hill, of ANY size, kids on skis are immediately attracted to it.
Here students from Chief Napeweaw Comprehensive School in Frog Lake learn some balancing skills on a hand-built mound of snow.
What a day! Olympic champion and Hockey Night in Canada broadcaster Cassie Campbell joined us in Tsuut’ina for a fantastic day of skiing and inspiration. Thanks Cassie!
Of all the feedback we get, perhaps none is more meaningful than this. Thanks Dretin! And thanks Exshaw School for another great day!
The Inaugural Ski Fit North Alberta Loppet January 20, 2017
Announcing the Brand New Stoney Nakoda Ski Team!
It’s official! SFNA kicked off a great partnership and celebrate the first practice of the new Stoney Nakoda Ski Team thanks to the Banff Community Foundation!
We had our first ever visit to O’Chiese First Nation. A beautiful school with a great field for skiing in!
Finally enough snow on the ground to get on skis! Students at Khols school in Heart Lake First Nation are all smiles on skis.
World Cup Wax Tech Patrick Moore teaches students at Kikino school how to apply hot wax to their skis