Your Investment in the Future of the Canadian Ski Patrol

You’re invited to join dedicated supporters who have contributed to the Canadian Ski Patrol’s mission for safer ski hills and events across Canada. Today, we’re encouraging you to consider becoming a Canadian Ski Patrol Summit Supporter. What is a Canadian Ski Patrol Summit Supporter? Canadian Ski Patrol Summit Supporters are generous donors who make cumulative
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A Lifelong Passion: 70 Years of Service with the Canadian Ski Patrol

When you have a passion for something, you are always striving to improve how you do it or how you support the organization that helps you do it. That’s how I feel about the Canadian Ski Patrol. I’ve loved skiing since I was a child and for more than 65 years, I’ve had a chance
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Introducing The Furriest Member of the Canadian Ski Patrol!

Meet the Canadian Ski Patrol’s first four-legged member! His name is Dieter. He’s a five year-old Golden Retriever who is both a validated Avalanche Rescue Dog with the Canadian Avalanche Rescue Dog Association (CARDA) and a member of the Canadian Ski Patrol. During the winter months, he works with Frank Lehniger at Castle Mountain Resort
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Canadian Ski Patrol celebrates 50 years of avalanche education

By Peter Spear, Life Member No. 14 (peakend@telus.net) Canadian Ski Patrol members in the Calgary area and across the country are informally celebrating 50 years of providing avalanche education to patrol members and the public. It was in 1967 that a (then younger) Canadian Ski Patrol Life Member No. 14 Peter Spear teamed up with
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Avalanche Awareness

By Ken Lukawy, CSP National Avalanche Programs Coordinator (ken.lukawy@skipatrol.ca) Temperatures are dropping, snow is accumulating, and keen backcountry skiers were shredding lines at places like Bow Summit in Banff National Park before the end of October. Along with getting our bodies and gear ready for the season, many of us also need to get our
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Lifesaving Award – Stéphanie Bernier (Laurentian Zone)

Stéphanie Bernier a ski patroller at the Mont Avalanche Mountain Resort in Laurentian Zone in her volunteer time. She’s also a police officer for the Cartierville neighbourhood of Montreal in her work life. This combination of CSP and police training enabled Stéphanie to be in the right place, at the right time, with the right
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Lifesaving Award – Dean James Innes (Edmonton Zone)

Dean Innes and his co-worker Bill Hume were invited to attend the Edmonton Oilers versus the Chicago Blackhawks hockey game as guests of Shawn Sloman, their NAPA auto parts supplier’s representative on November 21, 2016. Ready for all the excitement of the evening, little did Dean know that most of the action was going to
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Lifesaving Award – George Alexander Holman (Gatineau Zone)

In June of 2015, CSP member George Holman was travelling in Toronto, Ontario, when he came across a motor vehicle accident. A car had hit a tree and although several people had already stopped it did not appear that any were actively attending to any persons involved. Without hesitation, George decided to stop and offer
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Lifesaving Award – Carey Rowntree (Southern Alberta Zone)

December 9, 2016 at a Lethbridge school was truly one for the books for patroller Carey Rowntree and two colleagues who worked as a team to save the life of one of their students. Teacher Nevin Morrison and a group of students were crossing an athletic field for their physical education class at their community
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CSP Lifesaving Award – Michelle Ingall (Greater Vancouver Zone)

On December 12, 2016, Michelle Ingall was on holiday in Playa del Carmen, Mexico, about as far from the ski slopes as one can get both in terms of geography and state of mind. However, Michelle and her CSP training made a critical lifesaving difference that day. Michelle was among a group of onlookers when
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Lifesaving Award – Alexandre Desemery

Enjoying an otherwise normal family day with his wife and 13-month-old daughter in December 2016, peace was sent into chaos due to a choking incident. Although under the watchful eye of Alexandre Desemery, his daughter was a little too eager while eating her snacks (children have a tendency to put too much food in their
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Lifesaving Award – Christopher Blair, Corbee Dutchburn, Jessica Lemmon, Al McInnis, Ana Mera, Alex Perrot, Doug (Ralph Douglas) Robertson, Dave Shelley, Colin Storey, Blair Wallhouse

Several members of the Canadian Ski Patrol in Central Zone also volunteer their time with the EMS White Knights, a paramedic and medical-based motorcycle association, in addition to CSP four seasons events. In 2016, coordinated by Al McInnis, they were working at the Ride to Conquer Cancer. The 2016 ride covered more than 200 km
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