March 31 to April 2, 2017 at Big White | Kelowna, B.C.

This week, Canadian Ski Patrol members and partners will gather at Big White Ski Resort in Kelowna, B.C. for our annual Leadership conference.

From March 30 until April 2, ski patrollers will take part in development sessions with a focus on leadership and customer service, led by industry experts.

This year’s conference keynote address will be given by Josh Dueck, a paralympic medalist who serves as an ambassador for the Rick Hansen Foundation and as president for the LIVE it LOVE it Foundation. He was named National Geographic’s “Adventurer of the Year” in 2012. The documentary film about his story, Freedom Chair, has won numerous festival awards. Josh Dueck is also a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee recipient.

Our annual Leadership Conference could not happen without the help of our sponsors. Canadian Ski Patrol would like to acknowledge the following organizations for their generous support:

Edge Rescue provide the ski and mountain biking communities with progressive rescue equipment for the next generation adventurer. Their products include the original Edge Rescue Toboggan, Edge Carrier, Tonneau Pack, Black Diamond Tarp, Edge Eyewear.

Traverse Rescue is a recognized manufacturer and distributor of rescue products for search and rescue teams, emergency response teams, as well as ski and water patrol.

Helly Hansen – From their home in Norway, Helly Hansen has been making professional grade gear to help people stay and feel alive for almost 140 years. Since its foundation in 1877, Helly Hansen has built business relationships based on trust and mutual respect.

Avalanche Skiwear – For more than 10 years, our CSP uniforms have been produced by Avalanche Ski Wear, who have been manufacturing leading edge uniforms that meet the highest standards of the industry since 1986.

Johnson Insurance – Owned by RSA Canada; one of Canada’s leading insurance companies, Johnson Insurance offers group insurance benefits to our members tailored to our members’ needs.

Insurance Brokers of Canada (IBAC) The CSP was added as an extended beneficiary of their existing national blanket campaign. More than 4,000 functional, high quality purple blankets and 800 posters are in use across Canada.

The Canadian Ski Patrol looks forward to connecting with our sponsors and national network of patrollers this weekend in Kelowna. If you’re attending our Leadership Conference, be sure to stop by our sponsors’ booths and tables to say hello.

Canadian Ski Patrol Leadership Conference