OFSAA Nordic Ski Championships Huntsville 2020 Declared a True Sport Event!

(Ottawa, ON – February 18, 2020) – The Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association’s (OFSAA) Nordic Ski Championship Huntsville 2020 Committee is excited to declare their upcoming competition as a True Sport event. The Championships will take place at Arrowhead Provincial Park Nordic Ski Centre.

“We want to inspire people to be active for life and to try new activities. We are celebrating 100 years of skiing in this community so there is no doubt that the True Sport Principle of “Give Back” will be top of mind to us all,” said John Cowan, OFSAA event convener.

Host Huntsville High School will be activating True Sport in numerous ways to demonstrate their commitment to good sport; as part of this athletes will be asked to sign a display board prior to racing as their pledge to competing in the spirit of True Sport. The collection of athlete signatures will be on display in the ski room at Huntsville High School as a legacy of the event.

“We are excited to see the OFSSA Nordic Ski event declare as a True Sport event. Instilling character in student athletes through quality sport experiences is a great way to ensure a fair, inclusive, and fun environment in which to pursue personal excellence. We applaud your efforts to celebrate skiing, and sport in general, as an important asset in your community,” said Karri Dawson, Senior Director, Quality Sport at the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport.

The OFSAA theme for this event is “celebrating skiing in Ontario,” which makes Huntsville a great host as they celebrate 100 years of skiing in their community and surrounding area. Participating schools will be encouraged to celebrate the historical significance of skiing in their own communities by sharing stories of places, people and events. Contributions will be used to develop a “cultural map of skiing.”

The 2020 OFSAA Nordic Ski Championships will run from February 19 to 20, 2020 in Huntsville, Ontario.

About True Sport

The True Sport Principles define Canada’s commitment to values-based and principle-driven sport. True Sport is an initiative of the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport and is designed to give people, communities and organizations the means by which to leverage the many benefits of good sport from a platform of shared values and principles. Learn more at truesport.ca.

About OFSAA

Established in 1948, OFSAA is a federation of 18 regional school athletic associations geographically spread across the province. We are comprised of student-athletes, teacher-coaches, principals, and sport administrators all committed to the philosophy of education through school sport.

Our main priority is to work with volunteer teacher-coaches to provide 38 provincial championships and six festivals for Ontario's student-athletes; however we offer other programs and services that enhance school sport in the province. These include scholarships and awards, student leadership programs, coach development programs and resources, tournament sanctioning, and funding that is provided to support athletic programs at the school level. We also take a proactive role in dealing with issues that affect students, coaches, schools and communities.

OFSAA is a not-for-profit organization and a registered charity.

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For further information, please contact:

Michaela Haley
True Sport Communications Coordinator
+1 613-521-3340 x3258
mhaley@cces.ca