Awards to Honor Outstanding Contributions to Canadian Ski Racing

Calgary, Canada – Nominations for the top annual awards in Canadian ski racing have opened to the public, the country’s national governing body for ski racing announced today.nThe TELUS Awards of Excellence for Alpine Canada Alpin (ACA), honoring outstanding performances in the past season, began accepting nominations on June 1.

“TELUS and its team members are proud of the entire Alpine Canada Alpin team, including the Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team, who consistently shine on the world stage,” said Olympic medalist Steve Podborski, TELUS director of Community Sports. “The TELUS Awards of Excellence offers us the opportunity to not only highlight the success of our nation’s athletes but to honour them for their passion and dedication to the sport in a unique and meaningful way.”

TELUS Awards of Excellence voted on by the public include the Jason Lapierre Memorial Domestic Coach of the Year, Club of the Year, Volunteer of the Year (Western), Volunteer of the Year (Eastern), Official of the Year, Race of the Year and Alumni of the Year.

The Fan’s Choice Award also enables the public to choose between a select group of exceptional performances from last season. Click here to learn more and vote online for the Fan’s Choice Award.

The nomination process closes September 30 with all winners, including top Canadian Alpine Ski Team awards, announced shortly after.

“Alpine ski racing in Canada relies on the tireless effort of thousands of officials, volunteers, coaches, racers and others in order to put on the highest quality races that enable young athletes to reach their ski racing potential,” said ACA Director of National Programs and Race Events Philippe Bernier.

“And the TELUS Awards of Excellence are an opportunity to recognize those who made the greatest contributions to the sport in Canada in the past year,” he added.

The TELUS Awards of Excellence have been granted annually since 2002.

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