Alpine Ski Team Named for Canada Games
James Boudreau, Halifax Emily Burns, Upper Falmouth, Hants Co. Catherine Hart, Halifax Nicola Hughes, Halifax Colin MacPherson, Big Pond, Cape Breton Co. Garrett McLeod, Wolfville, Kings Co. Jeffrey Oland, Halifax Lydia Stevens, Chester, Lunenburg Co. Natalie Vincent, Porters Lake Brendan Wilton, Bedford No snow? No problem. Nova Scotia’s alpine ski team has had to be creative, but 10 athletes are ready to head for the hills in Whitehorse, Yukon, at the 2007 Canada Winter Games from Feb. 23 to March 10. A summer training trip to Switzerland, and various races in Quebec and Alberta have helped the team prepare. They will compete this weekend at Ski Martock in Windsor, Hants Co., and in races in Ontario, leading up to the Games. Coached by Carl Beaudoin of Dartmouth and Emily Boudreau of Halifax, and managed by Julie Ann Wilton of Bedford, each athlete will compete in Super G, giant slalom, and slalom events at the Canada Winter Games. The final team is as follows: The alpine ski team was picked a year in advance of the Games, which allowed for an extended preparatory program, including extensive individualized dryland training programs, as well as mental preparation. Emily Boudreau is one of two apprentice coaches on Team Nova Scotia, selected as a participant in the Women in Coaching Apprenticeship Program, co-sponsored by the Coaching Association of Canada and Nova Scotia Health Promotion and Protection. Team Nova Scotia 2007 has 290 members — 213 athletes, 36 coaches, 23 managers, three artists and 15 mission staff. See the team’s website at ns.canadagames.ca for the latest information on Team Nova Scotia. The Canada Games is the country’s largest amateur multi-sport event. More than 3,600 athletes, coaches and managers will gather in Whitehorse to compete for a total of 1,122 medals in 22 sports. For a photo of Nova Scotia’s alpine ski team, contact Melissa MacKinnon at [email protected] .