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    • AWCS Announces Appointment of New President

      June 17, 2018

      The AWCS Announces the Appointment of New President Andrew Hicks
      Canmore, June 6, 2018

      The Board of Directors of the Alberta World Cup Society (AWCS) is pleased to announce the
      appointment of Andrew Hicks as President.

      Andrew has been actively involved in cross-country skiing for many years and has been an
      active member of the AWCS since 2009. He originally served on the AWCS Board as
      Treasurer from 2009 until 2015. During that time, he was a member of the Organizing
      Committees for the 2010 and 2012 World Cups and was part of the original bid team for Ski
      Tour Canada 2016. He is a Level 3 CCC Official and has been Chief of Competition at
      numerous Alberta Cup races as well as the 2011 National Championships. He is excited to
      re-join the AWCS Board and again contribute to the AWCS’s mandate.
      Welcome Andrew!

      The Board of Directors wishes to express its appreciation to Norbert Meier who served the
      Society for 8 years as President. Norbert’s tireless efforts in promoting Canmore as a world
      class venue for cross-country skiing World Cups have resulted in the Society hosting five
      highly successful World Cups, creating a legacy for the sport and contributing to its growth in
      the province of Alberta. Under his leadership, the Alpine Insurance Alberta World Cup
      Academy has expanded its operations to include a Training Centre in Calgary to allow athletes
      to combine education and high performance training in the sport. Norbert will continue to
      lead the Events portfolio for the Society and we look forward to many more World Cups being
      hosted in Canmore.

      The Alberta World Cup Society continues to promote its mandate of developing and
      growing cross-country skiing in Alberta through hosting World Cup races and by
      providing resources for the development of officials, coaches and athletes. All these
      activities are made possible with the involvement of tireless volunteers who dedicate
      their time in different capacities to make this possible.