Anne Haley-Callaghan – Life Member No. 68

Anne Haley-Callaghan has continuously demonstrated dedication and exceptional leadership, making valuable contributions to the CSP in training, operations, and administration at the zone, division, and national levels. She is a teacher, a guide, a mentor, and a role model.

Having been an active member in four zones, in four different divisions, Anne has a first-hand perspective of the CSP that few members possess. As a result of her personality, character and leadership skills, she has taken on increasing levels of responsibility in the CSP in the roles she has fulfilled. These roles include patrol leader, competition team coach, zone training officer, zone vice-president of administration, division ski improvement coordinator, division vice-president of administration and division president.

Anne has a profound understanding of the importance of the grass roots, front-line service of the CSP, demonstrated by continuing to be active as an instructor, teaching both new patrollers and returning patroller courses and maintaining an active duty roster position on her home patrol at Hidden Valley Ski Resort in Palliser Zone in southern Alberta.

Anne has been a member of the national board of directors since 2013 and during her tenure was a member of the CSP 75th Anniversary Planning Committee, the board subcommittee tasked with rewriting the regulation, and the governance committee. Also, as a board member she helped rewrite the strategic plan for the CSP and is involved in its regular review.

In 2016, Anne became the corporate secretary for the CSP, the first female patroller to hold this position. In March, 2017, she was elected by her fellow board members as chair of the Canadian Ski Patrol, also the first female to hold this position.

Anne’s continuous and highly visible participation in a variety of roles serves as an inspiration for other members within the CSP. For these reasons, and many more, the CSP was pleased to award Anne Haley Callaghan with Canadian Ski Patrol Life Member Award No. 68 this past March in Quebec City.


Rick Crooks – Life Member No. 69

Leadership styles differ and occasionally a leader emerges whose actions withstand the test of time. Leadership does not come from a position or office held. It comes from core values and character.

Rick Crooks joined the CSP in 1985 and at every level, from patroller to national director, over three decades has displayed natural, authentic leadership that is team-based, respectful, focused and shows clarity of vision.

Rick’s involvement has had a lasting impact at multiple levels of the CSP. New patrollers have been exposed to high-quality training in a supportive, positive atmosphere. The zone and division levels have benefitted from improved structure and documented processes, the value of which continues today as they provide the framework for supporting the enhanced provincial grants and operation of the local executive structures. The educational programs that Rick has supported and rolled out to schools have resulted in many young people gaining exposure to the CSP, and later joining its ranks. Through Rick’s work, our industry and community partners have come to better appreciate and value the CSP’s contribution to snow sports and community events across Nova Scotia.

Rick Crooks has worked at every level of the CSP, from patrol leader to director on the national board of directors. His contributions have made a lasting impact at every level. Since leaving the board of directors in 2015, Rick has been repeatedly called upon to provide insight and perspective into challenging issues at the national level. He has served on three interview teams for national vice-president positions, and asked to consult on by-laws and regulations concerning the Canadian Ski Patrol. With his many years of service and expertise, Rick remains a valuable resource and builder of the CSP and was recognized as Life Member No. 69 at the CSP Altitude Conference in Quebec City in March, 2018.

Two life member awards presented in 2018