Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Senator Nancy Greene Raine Winning Olympic Gold

By: Canadian Ski Council
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OTTAWA - Jan. 25, 2018 - PRLog -- Local children between the ages of 5 to 8 are invited to celebrate the 40th annual Winterlude by partaking in an all-new Learn to Snowboard and Ski event on Thursday, February 8 from 9am until noon in Gatineau's Jacques-Cartier Park Snowflake Kingdom. Join the Canadian Ski Council, Canada's Ski Resorts and Senator Nancy Greene Raine as they announce $150,000 in funding for Canadian winter athletes in celebration of Canada's 150th birthday at 10am.

"Children between the ages of 5 to 8 can Learn to Snowboard and Ski and meet Canadian skier Marie-Michèle (Mitch) Gagnon who represented Canada in the 2010 Vancouver and 2014 Sochi Winter Games," states Paul Pinchbeck, President and CEO of the Canadian Ski Council. "There will also be a special presentation to Senator Nancy Greene Raine, Canada's first lady of snow sports, on the 50th Anniversary of her winning Olympic Gold."

Make sure to check out a special installation of snow murals celebrating Greene Raine's accomplishments presented by the Ministry of Canadian Heritage.

"It is an honour to be recognized not only as an Olympic champion but as a supporter of winter sports in Canada," says Senator Nancy Greene Raine. "It is humbling to see highlights of my career captured in these fabulous snow murals."

The development of kids in snow sports is not only a worthy pursuit, but participation in sport develops life skills such as risk management and fights inactivity related health concerns.

"The $150,000 in funding to our national teams from Canada's Ski Resorts will be a great benefit for our athletes," adds Pinchbeck. "In Canada, Skiing and Snowboarding are great ways to be active in winter as a family."

Each child between the ages of 5 to 8 who participates in the Learn to Snowboard and Ski event will receive a coupon allowing them to take a complimentary snowboarding or skiing learning experience at a participating Quebec or Ontario ski resort.

What  Learn to Snowboard and Ski in Snowflake Kingdom at Winterlude

When  Thursday, February 8

9am-noon –  Snowboarding and Skiing for children between the ages of 5 to 8.

10am – press conference in recognition of the 50th Anniversary of Senator Nancy Greene Raine winning Olympic Gold and an announcement of $150,000 in funding for Canadian winter athletes from Canada's Ski Resorts

Where  Snowflake Kingdom, Jacques-Cartier Park North

350 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec
Registration  Register for FREE on site

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About The Canadian Ski Council:

The Canadian Ski Council is a national, not-for-profit ski and snowboard organization whose mandate is to increase participation in recreational skiing, snowboarding, and cross-country skiing in Canada. The Canadian Ski Council was founded in 1977. Visit www.skicanada.org for more information.

About Snowflake Kingdom:

Come have fun in the new Snowflake Kingdom and meet your favourite mascots, the Ice Hog Family in this winter wonderland! Get moving and test your skills in a huge winter playground featuring snow slides and magnificent snow sculptures, Snowflake Kingdom provides enjoyment for people of all ages. Enjoy Canada's winter pleasures with activities inspired by our history and winter traditions! Snowflake Kingdom, co-produced by Canadian Heritage and the Ville de Gatineau, has moved to Jacques-Cartier Park North 350 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec from February 2 to 19 and is open on Mondays and Thursdays, 9am to 4pm; Fridays and Saturdays, 9am to 9pm; Sundays, 9am to 6pm (closed on Tuesdays and Wednesdays).

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Tags:Olympics, Winterlude
Location:Ottawa - Ontario - Canada
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