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2012 Eastern Canadian Championships Pre-Event Notice
By:  Jonathan Methot   (2011/12/21)

Greetings all,

In advance of the posting of the 2102 Eastern Canadian Cross-Country Skiing Championships event notice the Easterns 2012 organizing committee would like to inform the skiers, coaches, administrators, parents and clubs that:

- the members of Nakkertok and in fact all the skiers in the Ottawa/Gatineau/Cantley region are diligently performing daily snow dances!

- the event web site and even notice can be found here:



and look for our Facebook and Google+ pages for up to date information!



Schedule of Events

Thursday, February 2: Training Day
Friday, February 3: Open Category free technique sprints
Saturday, February 4: Medium distance interval start free technique
Sunday, February 5: Long distance classic mass & handicap start

The event will consist of a 3-day Multi-Stage event for Open Categories, as well as two days of events for categories from Midgets to Masters.

- the 'hold' on rooms at the event hotel ends on January 3, 2012. Please reserve your rooms ASAP!
(yes you can request waxing space at the event hotel)

Event Hotel Information

Hotel Clarion: Gatineau, Québec, 1-877-568-5252.
When registering please identify yourself and team as part of the Eastern Canadian Championships.
Fax: 1-819-568-0753
Ask for group # account 618263

- teams and clubs are strongly advised to send the event organizing committee their respective space and power requirements for waxing in advance of their arrival. this information can be sent here: admin@nakkertok.ca

- all participants (skiers and coaches) are strongly advised to bring their own cup, bowl, plate and cutlery for the supplied race day meals. The Easterns 2012 Organizing committee is striving to make this a Green event by actively reducing the amount of garbage we collectively produce. We can all share in that success.

- registration for the event will go live on zone4 January 1, 2012. Please read all registrations instructions carefully to avoid simple errors.

We are looking forward to hosting this event and meeting as many of you as possible.

If you have any thoughts or questions about the 2012 Easterns please do not hesitate to contact us at

Let it snow

Geoff Tomlinson and Dave Goldsmith
Organizing Committee Event Co-Chairs
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