CSM AND ON-THE-TRAIL UPDATES
FRIDAY: Welcome Back Party and Jackrabbit Tribute:
The CSM is honoured to welcome the Norwegian Ambassador to Canada, Her Excellency Else Berit Eikeland (http://www.emb-norway.ca/Embassy-and-Consulates/) to the “Welcome Back Party & Jackrabbit Tribute.”
7:00 - 10:30
Canada Room, Fairmont Chateau Montebello
8:00: Welcome - Guy Thibaudeau
- JACKRABBIT TRIBUTE:
Karin Austin, Bill Pollock and Malcolm Hunter
Virtual testimonials from former Olympians: Lucille Wheeler and Vic Emery
- Her Excellency Else Berit Eikeland, Norwegian Ambassador to Canada: True Country Passion
Carolyn Raab, Coach, Chelsea Nordiq
Christoph Weber, Jackrabbit Award
- CSM PRESIDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS, Bill Syrros
9:00: Ana Miura, Ottawa Folk Singer and Song writer.
- MIX AND MINGLE until 10:30 pm
If you’re looking for Jackrabbit /CSM footage, please visit the National Film Board link at http://www.nfb.ca/film/jack_rabbit.
Send your stories, encouraging messages, on-trail pictures and updates to @CSMMCS and hashtag #CSMMCS! Your tweets and facebook updates will be shown on the CSM/Lixar Social Cafe at the Fairmont Montebello.
When the CSM “RETWEETS” your tweet, go to the SOCIAL Cafe (after your ski journey) to pick up your cool CSM item.
ON THE TRAIL:
Yes, as you know, we are indeed going “point-to-point” from Gatineau to Montebello and Montebello to Lachute! Please have a look at the 2012 Trail Map & Trail descriptions (http://www.csm-mcs.com/event_registration/event_trail_map.html) if you haven’t already done do.
CHECK POINT 8 – Bite into it!
Bite into the Outouais! Ski into Check Point 8 to enjoy locally produced and grown food and hot chocolate!
Gatineau, February 7th 2012 – This year, for the 46th edition of the Canadian Ski Marathon, some producers from the Outaouais region will greet the skiers and non skiers at the Croquez l’Outaouais! (Outaouais bite into it !) checkpoint, located right in the heart of the St-Sixte village.
All are invited to come and greet the skiers taking part in this annual winter ski tour, the oldest and longest in North America. They will be expected at the checkpoint in St-Sixte by local producers from the region that will invite them to discover the richness and the quality of their products.
For the occasion, the Syndicat des producteurs de lait Outaouais-Laurentides will offer visitors free chocolate milk (quantities are limited).
The following businesses will be present:
- Syndicat des producteurs de lait Outaouais-Laurentides (chocolate milk)
- Les Paniers d’Élaine (maple products)
- ChocoMotive (chocolate)
- Ferme Brylee (beef and barley soup)
- Verger Croque-Pomme (warm apple cider)
- Ferme de la famille Hale (beef chili)
Looking forward to see you there!
We would like to thank our generous partners : the regional direction of the ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ), the Conférence régionale des élus de l’Outaouais (CRÉO) and the Société d’aide au développement des collectivités de Papineau inc. (SADC de Papineau inc.).
THANK YOU DUOSON:
VIDEO on Trail: 3 video crews will be taping the event from start to finish, please don’t be surprised. They will give you space and courtesy. Your job is to remember to “smile” and perhaps share a good story!
Waxing stations are available at Check Points 9, 8, 6, 4, 3 only.
Many thanks to Mountain Equipment Coop, Fresh Air Experience, Peccos, Lanctot, The Cyclery Ottawa, and Le Suroit! We appreciate the waxing perks you provide on trail!
“To all participants in the Canadian Ski Marathon – Best of luck and Happy Skiing from all of us at Mountain Equipment Coop. See you at wax stations 4 and 8” Here are some MEC staff pics from last year’s CSM: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonathanphotography/sets/72157626085391768/
DAY 1 - SATURDAY MONTEBELLO FINISH: Ski into the Chateau from Section 6, share stories, warm up, pick up your “retweet” prize, check out the new CSM book by Bill Pollock, send an update to friends and family from the Social Cafe!
2012 Merchandise has arrived! Don’t forget to pick up your:
- POINT-to-POINT technical short sleeve T-shirt
- POINT-to-POINT long sleeve shirt, and
- SUGOI CSM Neck Warmers
At the following times and locations:
- Chateau Montebello Lobby on Friday and Saturday,
- the Papineauville Dorm on Friday and Saturday (Polyvalente Louis-Joseph-Papineau), and
- the Banquet on Sunday (Ecole Polyvalente Lavigne de Lachute)