Secretary

 

 

President

 

Athletics Director

 

 

 
 

Treasurer

 

 

At Large

 

 

 

Registrar

 

 

Communications

 

 

Social

 

Role as defined by the By-Laws:
The President shall be a Director. She shall preside at all meetings of the board of directors and of the members. She will oversee all operations of the Club and will be directly responsible for all athletic operations including but not limited to, hiring/removing coaches, training programs, reserving training areas and deciding on locations for training.

Ski Bio:
Natalya was the head coach for XC Chelsea Masters for 4 years, but is stepping aside to have more time to train. She will continue to coach part-time and participate on the Board. She has been competing in either xc skiing, running, cycling and triathlon in various combinations for 36 years. Natalya saw a need for a ski club or ski programs for adults decades ago and started offering free coaching 10 years ago. Since then she has developed masters ski programs for Chelsea Nordiq, Nakkertok and formed the XC Chelsea Masters in 2010. She likes to share her passion and knowledge in skiing and other sports with others and push them to push their own limits. Staying fit, healthy, energetic and competitive are major motivators for Natalya.


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Francois

Role as defined by the By-Laws:
The Secretary shall be a Director. The secretary shall enter or cause to be entered in the Club’s minute book, minutes of all proceedings at meetings of the executive, Board meetings and committees of the Board; the secretary shall give, or cause to be given, as and when instructed, notices to members, directors, the public accountant and members of committees; the secretary shall be the custodian of all books, papers, records, documents and other instruments belonging to the Club; the Secretary, along with the President and Treasurer, shall help enforce the club bylaws and ensure that the club operates according to the laws and regulations of the Federal Not for Profit Corporations Act.

Ski Bio:
François is the tall guy with the French accent. Hailing from the Alps, he first practised XC skiing in Canada wearing his one piece downhill ski suit – hey, Canada is cold when you come from Europe J Francois even did part of the Canadian Ski Marathon in that outfit, which was colourful enough (the suit) to land him on the CSM brochure the following year … awesome! He jumped on the skate ski bandwagon when it arrived in the Gats, and has been very happily skate skiing ever since. It took a couple of years of XCCM superb coaching to get François to learn how to classic ski and he is now sold on that wonderful experience. In François’ words: “great coaching - with XCCM – will get you to really enjoy XC skiing and have some serious fun!”.


Role as defined by the By-Laws:
The Treasurer shall be a Director. He is responsible for all financial matters pertaining to the Club. These include but are not limited to, accounting, reporting of financial information to the Board and Member’s annually or upon request, and the filing of tax returns or other financial information to government authorities. He shall also have other powers and duties as the board may specify.

Ski Bio:
Alex grew up skiing in Sudbury and was first transported by skis at 2 weeks old. Ever since, Alex has loved playing outside and zipping around on the snow. Alex raced throughout his childhood, adolescent, and university years, and he continues to enter the odd Gatineau Loppet. However, he’s discovered he enjoys training and skiing as much as racing, and his coaching goal is to help everyone feel a bit faster while continuing to smile. His coaching often involves games, riddles, and other ridiculousness


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Role as defined by the By-Laws:
The Athletics Director is responsible for assisting the President for all athletic operations of the club including but not limited to, hiring/removing coaches, training programs, reserving training areas and deciding on locations for training.

Ski Bio:
See Natalya's bio under President.


Role as defined by the By-Laws:
The Communications Director is responsible for the creation and updating of the Club website and social media sites. She is also responsible for sending out updates via email for club activities and other communications related duties.

Ski Bio:
Julie, the one who enjoys talking as much as she enjoys skiing! She has had a steep learning experience with this club. but the best one she has ever had! Starting off with touring skis and boots too big, having no idea how to pace herself or endure exercise longer than 500 m, she has managed to stay in the game with the amazing athletes at XCCM. This experience has helped her compete at World Masters in Italy, leaving her kayaking career behind, but excited to continue to build her XC skiing one! Find her at practice, she is always willing to talk!

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holly

Role as defined by the By-Laws:
The Social Director is responsible for arranging all social activities of the Club such as parties and potluck suppers.

Ski Bio:
Holly got her start skiing at the Brookvale Ski Park on PEI. After a few decades of recreational skiing including coaching Jack Rabbits, the timing was right to try some lessons
and fitness training with the Chelsea Masters!


Role as defined by the By-Laws:
The Membership Director is responsible for maintaining membership records, ensuring that all members have signed Cross Country Ski Canada waiver forms and collecting all forms and membership dues. He is also responsible for ensuring that all members have paid their dues and bringing to the attention of the board the names of those members who have not paid their dues.

Ski Bio:
Allan joined the Club in 2010. He hails from snowy Corner Brook NL, where he started skiing shorty after leaning to walk. He is equally comfortable in classic and skate, but prefers the speed of skate (and loves to bomb down hills). Always up for company on long skis and going for coffee (or beer) après ski.

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Role as defined by the By-Laws:
The Member at Large will be responsible for Club sponsorship arrangements and designing and ordering club uniforms. The Member at Large will also be involved in assisting in other activities of the Club as required.

Ski Bio:
Grégoire Crevier hails from Senneville, QC and first started skiing with his dad and brother in the Morgan Arboretum but it was not until the late 80’s that he really started to enjoy the sport. He has been a member of the XCCMs since 2011. He is primarily a classic skier who appreciates the longer distances; hence his passion for the Canadian Ski Marathon, La Traversé des Laurentides (TDL) and the off trail/back-woods. He is was also a long time participant in Gatineau Park’s volunteer cross-country ski patrol program. In the summer time he enjoys cycling. In the winter when tired, he thinks about cycling. In the summer when tired, he thinks about skiing. Grégoire will also be seen occasionally taking photos for the Club.