November 1, 2020 Dear members Our search for new executive leadership has ended. With the help of a human resources professional and several interviews, the Board of Directors unanimously agreed to appoint a team of two individuals to be
The 2020 CSP annual report is available on the CSP national website. It highlights the activities of the CSP over the past operating year, sets out the plans for the 2020-21 season, and contains the national office statement of operations.
By Geoff Scotton, Mountain Division Ski Improvement Clinic Coordinator (email@example.com) About 200 attendees wrapped up the 2020 version of the CSP Mountain Division Ski Improvement Clinic with lots of great stories, improved skiing and snowboarding skills, some new friends –
Pete Phillips of Confederation Zone is a Nordic patroller and a paramedic by profession. In late March 2019, he was not in either a patrol or a paramedic uniform, nor did he have the tools that he normally has at
On March 10, 2019, the city of Sault Ste. Marie prepared to watch its beloved Sault Greyhounds. The CSP Sault Ste. Marie Zone is a familiar sight during these games and that night was no different than any other, except
By Greg McCormick, VP Communication and Marketing (firstname.lastname@example.org) In January, the CSP welcomed Ferno Canada as a partner and supporter of Canada’s largest volunteer first responder organization. Ferno is a global giant in emergency, rescue and healthcare equipment, plus markets
In December of 2018, Simon Poirier was working at Collège La Cité, in Ottawa. It was late when a panicked call came over the radio requiring security to be dispatched to a different building at the college. Hearing the panic
By Craig Taggart, National Recognition Committee Chair (email@example.com) As an organization, it is inevitable that current and former members pass away. In recent years, there have been various ways to recognize these individuals through social media – with no standard.
Devon Murphy had just finished an evening of CSP recruiting at D’Arcy McGee High School in September, 2018 in Gatineau, Quebec. As he was leaving he noticed an ambulance pulling into the parking lot at approximately the same time he
Bart Meuring was in attendance at a general meeting of the Royal Canadian Yacht Club in Toronto in late January, 2019. After one of the speakers returned to his seat near the front, Bart noticed a commotion from that area.
By Peter Lavalley, Qu’Appelle Zone, Saskatchewan Division (Lnpet@myaccess.ca) Patroller responses to the earlier article (5/5 Blog, May 5, 2019) confirmed that communicating with people with poor English language skills or cultural differences can hamper patrollers’ abilities to provide first
[:en]In February 2018, Pascal Paquet was at a Costco in Trois Rivieres, Quebec ready to pay for his purchases when he heard a call asking for a doctor, nurse, or paramedic. Pascal identified himself as a first responder and was
By Marco Romani, Chair of the Board of Directors (firstname.lastname@example.org) Here we are, already past mid-October and the ski season is fast approaching. This year will mark the 79th year of the Canadian Ski Patrol. I want to inform all
By Ken Lukawy, National Avalanche Program Coordinator (email@example.com) With the enthusiasm for winter recreation ramping up, it is time to think about being safe in the mountains. Being safe from avalanches in our winter playground applies not only to
By A.P. Crawford, CSP Periodical Editor and Production Manager (5×firstname.lastname@example.org) It is with sadness that we advise that National Nordic On-Snow Coordinator Al McInnis passed away in the middle of September. Al was a man who exemplified effective leadership,
By A.P. Crawford, CSP Periodical Editor and Production Manager (5×email@example.com) Recently the CSP learned of the passing of Lyle Cuthbert, Life Member No. 26 in Calgary. Lyle’s involvement with the CSP was intensive from the zone to national levels
By A.P. Crawford, CSP Periodical Editor and Production Manager (5×firstname.lastname@example.org) For the past two ski seasons, the Collingwood area CSP in Central Zone has partnered in a pilot project with the Rural Ontario Medical Program (ROMP) and the emergency
By Sheila Reesor, Director, National IBAC Blanket Program (email@example.com) This is to let you know that we have now reached the end of the national blanket program and our partnership with the Insurance Brokers Association of Canada (IBAC). This long-standing
By Bruce Robinson, President and CEO (firstname.lastname@example.org) I undertook a review of the names of the national management committee (NMC) portfolios over the winter of 2019. After consulting with the NMC, the board of directors, and the division presidents, I
Alison Smith joined the Canadian Ski Patrol in 2001. It was her belief that the CSP needed young leaders which led to her involvement at the zone level and culminated in her being elected to the board of directors in