Nov 30 2016

New pro deal – Apex Ski Boot system

By Mat LeBlanc, Pro Deals Manager – The Apex Ski Boot system blends the comfort, fit and warmth of a snowboard boot with a revolutionary open chassis design that allows for performance skiing and boarding with walkability…

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Nov 30 2016

Head-Tyrolia, K2 pro deal price lists updated; K2 early bird deal offered

By Geoff Scotton, VP Brand and Partners – Our contacts at Head-Tyrolia and K2 have provided us with updated price lists for the CSP pro deals with the respective equipment makers and distributors. In the case of K2, the company is offering some early-bird offers with better-than-pro-deal pricing…

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Nov 30 2016

Canadian Ski Patrol e-Store offers limited edition 75th anniversary items

By Michael Hewett, eStore Manager – The CSP’s eStore has been up and running for a year now, offering CSP-branded casual clothing and other items…

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Nov 30 2016

FOX 490 whistles on sale; price increase in December

By Renee Thivierge, Office Manager – The FOX 40 classic whistle is now available for sale through CSP national headquarters. The white whistles with CSP logo imprinted in red are available for order at $4 each until December 15, 2016. After that date the price will increase to $6 each…

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Nov 30 2016

Cindy Leblanc steps up as CSP social media manager  

By Geoff Scotton, VP Brand and Partners – Cindy has been involved in the CSP’s social media efforts since the organization first formally embraced social media at the national level in 2012…

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Nov 30 2016

Lifesaving award – Gatineau Zone

On Sunday, March 29, 2015, Len Fornelli was on duty at the Ski Vorlage ski area, in Wakefield, Quebec, part of Gatineau Zone. He watched a young skier do several fairly aggressive runs down the Birch Valley run and on his next pass noticed someone off the edge of the hill in the ditch; the same skier he had noticed earlier.

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Nov 30 2016

Lifesaving award – North Border Zone

On August 2, 2015, members of the Canadian Ski Patrol at Mt-Farlagne were providing first aid services for the annual Foire Brayonne 3-k, 5-k and 10-k race. By 10 a.m., the temperature was 23 C. With the humidity factored in, it felt more like 28…

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Nov 30 2016

National awards – life membership award

By Richard Schreier, National Awards Chairman – While the CSP (Canadian Ski Patroller Award) is our highest operational award, I think the CSP Life Membership Award is certainly the most prestigious…

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Nov 30 2016

The importance of mentoring in the CSP

By John Jesse, Saskatchewan Division President – I vividly remember my first incident call as a new patroller. It was my second shift and when the call came in I knew I was closest to the location and somewhat nervously radioed my team leader to say I was on the way. Right away a senior patroller came on the radio and said…

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Nov 30 2016

New website, leaders’ update, focused 5/5 newsletter top CSP communications upgrades

By Geoff Scotton, VP Brand and Partners – Improvements with how the CSP communicates are set to launch soon, aimed at getting the right information to the right people the right way at the right time.

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Nov 30 2016

Where to wear a FIPS crest

By Geoff Scotton, VP Brand and Partners – FIPS members, including CSP members, are permitted to wear the FIPS crest or badge while in uniform if they choose to do so. Placement of the crest for CSP members was discussed at a recent joint management committee and board of directors meeting…

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Nov 30 2016

New-brand CSP years-of-service pins in development, available in ‘17

By Geoff Scotton, VP Brand and Partners – As part of the CSP’s continued roll-out of new colours and new branding, new years-of-service pins are being developed…

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Nov 30 2016

Looking for an opportunity to become involved with training resources?

By Justin Lane, VP of Training and Development – The training and development portfolio is looking to enlist a new coordinator of instructor resources. As a member of the training and development committee, this individual will be actively involved in the discussions and process of revising the CSP Patrollers’ Manual first aid section…

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Nov 30 2016

Leadership opportunity in members and resorts portfolio

By Andrea Stacey, VP Members and Resorts – We are looking for a dedicated team player to join the members and resorts portfolio as the 365 events patrol coordinator…

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Nov 30 2016

2017 CSP Mountain Division Ski Improvement is a sell-out

By Geoff Scotton, Mountain Division Ski Improvement Clinic Coordinator – The event reached capacity on November 4, the third year in a row the event has sold out, but at the earliest date ever…

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Nov 30 2016

Leadership Conference 2017 – what else to do in Kelowna and area while you’re here

By Todd Ganie, Ogopogo Zone President and Niki Ganie, Host Zone Coordinator – Snow is starting to fly and we’re pretty excited for our season. Ogopogo Zone and Pacific South Division cannot wait to host this great event…

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Nov 30 2016

CSP 2017 Leadership Conference features excellent speakers and agenda

By Kathy Little, CSP Leadership Conference Coordinator – We’re working hard on preparations for the 2017 Leadership Conference, which will be centred on the theme of leadership through flexibility…

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Nov 30 2016

Topics requested for Zone Presidents’ Meeting at CSP Leadership 2017 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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Nov 30 2016

Board of directors update

The board of directors met by teleconference on August 25, 2016 and the following topics were among those discussed: Status of the AED4Life and the endowment fund plans… The status of the sponsorship development agreement with the Sponsorship Collective… Status of the digital consolidation project…

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