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Lakehead Superior Nordic Association brings together two dynamic ski clubs – Lappe Nordic and Big Thunder Nordic – to deliver this exciting national event featuring the best cross country skiers from across Canada at the Lappe Ski Centre. Many volunteers are needed for this multi-day event to be a success.

We welcome new faces to join our teams!

After hosting many successful NorAm and Ontario Cup races, as well as other Canadian Ski Nationals at the Lappe Ski Centre, Nordiq Canada continues to be impressed with the solid leadership group and volunteer spirit of the Thunder Bay cross country ski community. Our volunteer base has built our reputation for excellence.

Event Preparations

This exciting event is backed with teams involved with community partners and presentation and celebrations. For volunteers who have time now, but perhaps not during the actual event, there are many ways to be involved. Let us know your area of interest – sponsorship, media relations, merchandising, website, opening ceremony, athletes banquet, award presentations and photography!

Race Delivery

With a multi-day event, the mix of volunteers can and will change day-to-day. You can volunteer for one or several days, and there are many ways to be involved.

• Course and Stadium Teams prepare the facility to deliver a variety of cross country ski events from long/short classic, long/short skate, skiathlon, sprint, paranordic and relay races.
• Start Teams ensure the athletes are in the start order and the continuous flow of race start.
• Finish Teams ensure timing, positioning, viewing, recording, and finish zone activities are delivered with accuracy.
• Race Office supports race operations to deliver a fair and equitable race within the official rules.
• Bibs and Timing Chips are distributed and collected systematically.
• Course Controllers ensure race technique rules are followed.
• Course Marshalls ensure no interference occurs during a race.
• Athlete Services provides recovery drinks and snacks.
• First Aid is also provided on-site.
• Venue volunteers prepare and monitor the facilities for the volume of athletes and spectators.
• Parking crew maximizes the available parking.

Join our volunteer team!

Mary Ellen Ripley
2023 Nordiq Canada Ski Nationals
Volunteer Coordinator
Contact (807) 252-9580 or