Celebrating Cathy Schreiner: The Queen of Birkie
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by Delianne Meenhorst
1M ago
Cathy Schreiner has been a driving force behind the Canadian Birkie since its inception. She’s supported various roles, from General Manager to Info Girl, and all inbetween. And has always been a loyal supporter of the Birkie’s growth. Cathy’s devotion to the event is marked by her immense passion. “It went from a grassroots loppet … The post Celebrating Cathy Schreiner: The Queen of Birkie appeared first on ​Canadian Birkebeiner Society ..read more
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A ROMANTIC’S SKIER WINTER ADVENTURE
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by Delianne Meenhorst
1M ago
  Matthew Wilton is a true romantic. And a true champ.   This winter, he is taking on a Birkie ski twice, and the reason why is enough to make your heart melt. It’s his fiancée Kristi’s first time at a loppet, and he is determined to cheer her on and support her. So, he’s … The post A ROMANTIC’S SKIER WINTER ADVENTURE appeared first on ​Canadian Birkebeiner Society ..read more
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Canadian Birkie | Why a Birkie Fundraiser for Ukraine?
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by Delianne Meenhorst
1y ago
For more than 25 years, east central Alberta and its distinct Ukrainian heritage has served as the start of the long races of the Canadian Birkebeiner at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village. The spirit of Ukrainian hospitality has provided a place to get ready for the race – the Silska Domiwka Friends Hospitality Centre – … The post Canadian BirkieWhy a Birkie Fundraiser for Ukraine? appeared first on ​Canadian Birkebeiner Society ..read more
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Vikings’ Feast | Ukrainian Dance Ensemble 
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by Delianne Meenhorst
1y ago
The  Vohon Ukrainian Dance Ensemble is performing at the Vikings’ Feast this year on February 11th. Now in its 33nd year, Vohon is praised for its colourful diversity of talent, its amazing ability to transcend the traditional into new cultural landscapes, and its power to ignite the stage from the moment the curtain opens to the final Hopak!  The ensemble from Edmonton, Alberta, … The post Vikings’ FeastUkrainian Dance Ensemble  appeared first on ​Canadian Birkebeiner Society ..read more
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Canadian Birkie | Why a Birkie Fundraiser for the Ukraine?
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by Delianne Meenhorst
1y ago
For more than 25 years, east central Alberta and its distinct Ukrainian heritage has served as the start of the long races of the Canadian Birkebeiner at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village. The spirit of Ukrainian hospitality has provided a place to get ready for the race – the Silska Domiwka Friends Hospitality Centre – … The post Canadian BirkieWhy a Birkie Fundraiser for the Ukraine? appeared first on ​Canadian Birkebeiner Society ..read more
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Global Edmonton launches Canadian Birkie Spotlight
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by Delianne Meenhorst
1y ago
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2022 Birkie winner and Olympian Biathlete Nathan Smith lists five tips for 2023 participants
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by Delianne Meenhorst
1y ago
In 2022 Nathan Smith participated in the 55 km Madshus Birkie Lite. He finished in an amazing 2 hours and 29 minutes and winning the first place in the Madshus Birkie Lite. His accomplishments attracted our attention. Roberta Hyland, volunteer on the marketing team, had the honour to ask Nathan a few questions. What age did … The post 2022 Birkie winner and Olympian Biathlete Nathan Smith lists five tips for 2023 participants appeared first on ​Canadian Birkebeiner Society ..read more
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A message by Dan Leskiw, Chief of Course 2023 Birkie
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by Delianne Meenhorst
1y ago
A message by Dan Leskiw, Chief of Course of the Canadian Birkie Ski Festival 2023. Dan explains more about the course and the volunteers working at the Birkie. The post A message by Dan Leskiw, Chief of Course 2023 Birkie appeared first on ​Canadian Birkebeiner Society ..read more
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Behind the Birkie Scene | Chief of Food Stations
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by Delianne Meenhorst
1y ago
Each year more than 500 volunteers contribute their time and expertise to make the Canadian Birkie Ski Festival happen for over 1500 cross country skiers. In Behind the Birkie Scene you can read a bit more about our volunteers and the work that is involved with organising the festival.   Ross and Grant: Chiefs of … The post Behind the Birkie SceneChief of Food Stations appeared first on ​Canadian Birkebeiner Society ..read more
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Three advantages of Birkie Fall Dryland Training
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by Delianne Meenhorst
1y ago
Why in the world would you want to start “cross country skiing” when there is no snow in sight and the days are still warm (we hope)? Here are three excellent reasons: You review and perform Classic XC Ski techniques during ski-walking, ski-bounding, and/or ski-running drills. This revives your skiing muscle memory and prepares your … The post Three advantages of Birkie Fall Dryland Training appeared first on ​Canadian Birkebeiner Society ..read more
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