Project Podium

At the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Winter Games, Beckie Scott set cross-country skiing in Canada on a new path by winning our nation’s first Olympic medal in this most demanding of aerobic sports. In the ten years that followed, the stature of the sport grew steadily and dramatically: a sport system of increasing sophistication, productivity and self-confidence emerged; Olympic, Paralympic and World Championship titles were won; and the best of Canada’s cross-country athletes became recognized “stars” in the amateur sport galaxy. This kind of success in amateur sport doesn’t just happen. It isn’t a commodity that can be purchased, but at the same time it invariably requires significant, sustained and carefully allocated financial investment— among other essential ingredients such as passion, planning and teamwork.

The resources contributed by Cross Country Ski de fond Canada’s donors and partners have been key to enabling Canada’s best cross-country skiers to make the leap from anonymity to front-page news. But the journey to the top of the cross-country ski world isn’t over. “It’s Our Time!” is the corporate strategy that our sport has adopted to take us the rest of the way. Once again, private partners will be critically important. There is room for you on the Team. Will you join us?

Cross Country Ski de fond Canada’s “Project Podium” donation program has four levels of membership, each offering exclusive benefits.

For donations at the Community Champ ($20), Sprint Champ ($200) & Distance Champ ($2000) levels, please visit our NEW Project Podium donation platform, in proud partnership with the Canadian Olympic Foundation.

For donations at the National Champ level ($20,000), or if our Project Podium programs don't match your contribution interest, please consider making a donation of an amount of your choosing. Please contact Martine Zilligen at [email protected] or call our office at 403-678-6791.


Thank you for supporting cross-country skiing and para-nordic cross-country skiing in Canada.

2016 Ski Tour Canada World Cup Team Canada athletes


We wish to extend our most sincere thanks to the Project Podium donors and other supporters who have contributed to Cross Country Ski de fond Canada's success over the years:

CCC Platinum Donors

Bob & Kim Disbrow
Marna Disbrow
Bernard Leroux & Sheri Weichel
The Jemini Foundation

Project Podium - Gold Members
Bozdech Eye Clinic - Dr. Miloslav Bozdech
Derek Evans
John & Anita Rossall
Pembroke Management

Project Podium - Silver Members
Jamie Coatsworth
Pierre Laflamme / Desjardins
Richard & Debra Lemoine
David Lyall
Thomas Relling / Relling Family
Margaret & Ron Southern
Mark & Linda Thomas
Bill Vance
Harry Van der Lugt
Ascent Physiotherapy (Shane Munro)
Buff Canada (Peter Collins)
Classic Wood Mouldings (Malcolm Hunter)
Medallist Design (Kris Sieber)

Project Podium - Bronze Members
Michael Honey
Douglas MacIntosh
Jim McCarthy
Nancy McFadyen
Red Deer Lions Club

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