Jan 04 2017

The many benefits of membership in the Canadian Ski Patrol

By Mat LeBlanc, Pro Deals Manager – The numerous companies offering us special pricing for a variety of top-of-the-line apparel, skis, snowboards, optics, and more is simply amazing…

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Jan 04 2017

Digital consolidation project continues; improvements unfold in 2017

By Geoff Scotton, VP Brand and Partners – Along with the website, digital consolidation is leading to a number of changes in other areas of CSP communications. One will be the frequency and timing of the 5/5 newsletter…

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Jan 04 2017

Panorama pleased by CSP

By Ryan Williams, CSP Panorama Patrol Leader – As you may have heard, the CSP has a new partner to support. Panorama Mountain Village near Invermere, B.C. …

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Jan 04 2017

Lifesaving Award – Gatineau Zone

In late December 2014, four new recruits (Abby, Peter, Emily, and Allen) were undergoing optional on-snow training at Mont Ste. Marie, part of Gatineau Zone near Ottawa, with their instructor Deb, and patrol leader, Martin…

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Jan 04 2017

Lifesaving Award – Mark Nodwell, Calgary Zone

On October 28, 2015, driving home during evening rush hour, CSP patroller Mark Nodwell stopped at a single vehicle accident on John Laurie Boulevard in Calgary, Alberta…

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Jan 04 2017

Skiing injuries then and now

By Ross Forbes, National Director – Recently a copy of a 1973 article from the Journal of Sports Medicine was forwarded to me and it makes for an interesting read…

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Jan 04 2017

Change happens

By Bruce Boynton, Ontario Division President – Our first aid training teaches us to be adaptable and work towards a positive outcome in a spontaneous situation. Applying this to a change in the CSP can only foster a better implementation of change…

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Jan 04 2017

Tracking history – 40th anniversary of Nordic patrolling

By Tina Crossfield, Muskoka Zone Patroller – If you have any vintage items, especially from 1976, I would be pleased to display them at the 40th anniversary booth at the 2017 CSP Leadership Conference…

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Jan 04 2017

Social media marketing, sponsorship helps the CSP

By, Geoff Scotton VP Brand and Partners – The CSP’s social media presence and content continues to evolve and modernize as the organization strengthens its marketing and sponsorship efforts to meet financial, image and operational goals…

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Jan 04 2017

Repeat – Topics requested for Zone Presidents’ Meeting at 2017 CSP Leadership Conference

By Kathy Little, CSP Annual Leadership Conference Coordinator – This is the prime opportunity each year for zone presidents to bring forward ideas for discussion and to help guide and shape the system…

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Jan 04 2017

Leadership conference hotel information

By Kathy Little, Leadership Conference Coordinator – The leadership conference will be held from March 30 to April 2, 2017 at the Big White Ski Resort, Kelowna, British Columbia. Accommodations are available at Inn at Big White with prices ranging from…

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Jan 04 2017

Critical incident stress management course at Leadership Conference

By Brian Bennett, National CISM Coordinator – We all know that responding to some accidents can be harder than others. The CSP cares about the impact these critical incidents could have on its volunteers, and that’s where the critical incident stress management (CISM) program comes in…

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Jan 04 2017

Leadership opportunity in brand and partners portfolio

By Colin Saravanamuttoo, President and CEO – After four years on the national leadership team, Geoff Scotton will be completing his term as leader of the brand and partners portfolio. This planned transition is part of our continuing renewal process and reflects the implementation of term limits in national leadership roles…

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Jan 04 2017

Calling a special meeting of the members

In accordance with By-law No. 1, specifically sections 2.04 and 5.01 the board of directors is having a special meeting of the members opening on Saturday April 1st, 2017 and closing on Sunday April 2nd, 2017. The location of the special meeting of the members will be at Big White Ski Resort, in Kelowna, B.C. in association with the 2017 Leadership Conference of the Canadian Ski Patrol.

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Jan 04 2017

Release of December guidelines update to the advanced first aid manual

By Justin Lane, VP Training and Development – For accreditation purposes, an updated manual and course materials incorporating the first aid guidelines was released in December of 2016. This new material is required for any new certifications after December 31, 2016. Current certifications will remain valid to their usual expiry date.

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Jan 04 2017

National first aid competition changes

By Justin Lane, VP Training and Development – The change in venue for the leadership conference presents both challenges and opportunities for the national first aid competition…

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Jan 04 2017

Board of directors update

The board of directors met on September 24 and 25, 2016 and the following topics were among those discussed: Status of the AED4Life agreement… Revenue from various fundraising initiatives… Updates on the stakeholder review team’s work, the CSP endowment fund, and the amended deadlines for submission of awards… The proposed CSP insurance plan… Review of the current strategic plan… A blue-sky discussion regarding the need for change…

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