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Ski Day on the Hill 2019
By:  Team XC Ottawa   (2019/02/25)


When: Wednesday, February 27, 2019 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Where: On the west lawn in front Parliament. There will be a 5-metre-wide cross-country ski Classic & Skate ski track set in a circle on the west side of the main path, between the Centennial Flame and Centre Block.

Who: Anyone is welcome to come out and ski with Senator Marty Deacon. Skis, boots and poles provided to MPs, Senators and Media!


  • To raise awareness of National Health and Fitness Day on June 1, 2019
  • To announce the Canadian XC Ski Championships from March 13-20 at Nakkertok Nordic Ski Club in Gatineau
  • To highlight cross country skiing as a great form of physical activity for all
  • To bring together cross-country skiing partners with federal legislators
  • To demonstrate what can be done on school playing fields across Canada
  • To welcome 9 Fort-Coulonge High School students and their Principal to Ottawa. These students are skiing from their school, starting on February 24th to Parliament Hill. They will ski over 140 km in 3 days to celebrate active living in the winter and to show what can done with a Ski at School program.
  • To have fun and “Celebrate Winter” on Canada’s “House”!

More details and videos from last year: https://sites.google.com/view/uottawanordiq/ski-day-on-parliament-hill

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