In the last year, the OSZ/NCD Zone has put forward a Safe Sport Committee with the mandate of promoting the awareness of safe sport in the context of Alpine Canada and SQA’s commitment to ensuring a sport environment free of maltreatment.
The Safe Sport movement is about optimizing the sport experience for all – athletes, coaches, sport administrators, officials, and others in the sport community. Everyone has the right to participate in a sport environment that is safe, inclusive and respectful, regardless of ethnicity, race, religion, sexual or gender identity, and that is free from all forms of Maltreatment, including physical harm, psychological harm, sexual harm, and neglect. We need to all work together to create this safe, inclusive, equitable and welcoming sport environment where we encourage:
Increased mental and physical health for participants;
Winning as a by-product of athlete development;
Future growth of the sport;
Fun and learning as the #1 outcome!!!
As part of the proposed awareness campaign, the Safe Sport Committee will provide all clubs with various resources which can be shared with members, to help educate them on what safe sport is. This includes the UCCMS (Universal Code of Conduct to Prevent and Address Maltreatment in Sport) which has been adopted by Alpine Canada and Alpine Ontario(AOA), Sport Quebec Policy and Code of Conduct, which had been adopted by Ski Quebec Alpin(SQA), as well as Safe Sport educational modules. There will also be events where guest speakers will be invited to share their own experiences and insight on the development of a positive sport environment. The first of these, a presentation by Allison Forsyth, former Canadian Olympian, occurred at the Officials’ All Hands meeting on Nov 3.
The role of the Safe Sport Committee going forward will be to drive and provide focus as part of the OSZ/NCD commitment to ensuring a sport environment that is safe and free from all forms of maltreatment. For the 2021/22 ski season these efforts will be centred on awareness and education. We are looking for additional members of the OSZ/NCD community to join the committee and help us with this important work for the benefit of all involved in our collective region - athletes, coaches, officials, volunteers, sport administrators and all others involved in alpine across OSZ and NCD zones.
If you have any questions regarding the Safe Sport Committee’s mandate, safe sport in general or are interesting in learning more about the committee, please contact: SafeSportOSZNCD@gmail.com
Ross Rowan-Legg, President, Club MSM
Courtney Wagner, Alpine Director, Club MSM
Are you a Club Mont Ste. Marie Member?
There are a lot of great reasons to be a Club Mont Ste. Marie member, most importantly supporting the growth and development of the Alpine program for our athletes. The Club also supports various social activities which we are keen to resume, hopefully in the near future!
Club membership is automatically included for those families registered in the Alpine Racing program, but all friends and extended families are invited and encouraged to join the Club! Membership is required to have access to sign up for various volunteer opportunities throughout the season.
We have transitioned to a new Club platform, and hence the process for membership has changed. Please follow the instructions below to join:
- Click on Register in the upper right hand corner
- Adults seeking to register themselves or their families you would select: "I am an adult looking to register myself as a Club member"
- Create a profile for you and/or your family
- Once complete, please go to the home page to Login to the portal (top right corner) and enter the site with your user name and password. Portal website: https://app.clubs.studio/en/login
- Please go to ”Store” on the left side of the page
- Select “Add to cart” on either the “Family Membership – Club MSM” or “Individual “Friend of Club MSM” Membership” and follow instructions
Congratulations Team MSM, we WON! An incredible team effort and come from behind victory to capture the $50,000.
We collectively posted 4,200 Instagram photos that captured the spirit of MSM, proving that our little community sure punches above its weight, beating out sixty other Peaks from across Canada. For quick historical reference, you can always visit Instagram and type in #toppeakmontstemarie. The photos should be there forever.
To honour Mackenzie and to thank them for the $50,000, we are officially changing the section of the Dustin Cook run known as "Rock Cut" to the "Mackenzie Cut."
Thank you to Mackenzie Investments for pulling all of us and the country of skiers together. It's been fun. Congratulations to all finalists and especially to Calabogie and Camp Fortune for also reaching the top five. As a consolation, the good news is that the "Mackenzie Cut" will benefit their athletes as well, the region wins.