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Canadian Ski Museum News, April 2007
By:  Canadian Ski Museum   (2007/04/02)



Canadian Ski Museum / Le Musée canadien du ski




Fontaine, Gartner, Pettersen, Podivinsky and Wisniewska to be inducted into Canadian SKI Hall of Fame


OTTAWA, ON (March 28th, 2007) – Please be advised that the Canadian Ski Hall of Fame will induct five new inductees on Thursday April 19th 2007. The evening event will include a dinner, awards ceremony and exhibits that pay tribute to the past, present and future of skiing in Canada. This year’s inductees will celebrate alongside past inductees, many notable skiers and ski industry representatives. Tickets are now available to the public.


Nicolas Fontaine:
Freestyle competitor; a 4-time Olympian and 4-time World Cup Overall Aerialist winner, in 2000 he became the first competitor ever to complete two quadruple somersaults.
Max Gartner: Alpine Canada Alpin’s (ACA) Chief Athletic Officer and Director of Own the Podium 2010 projects has been an Alpine coach for over 20 years; Gartner’s successes include 1992 Olympic Gold Medal Kerrin Lee-Gartner, and World Cup Champions Thomas Grandi, Edi Podivinsky and Cary Mullen. 
Bjorger Pettersen: Cross country coach & official; coach of the TEST program whose graduates include the Olympian twins Sharon and Shirley Firth, highly regarded Canadian delegate to the FIS for 27 years, a coach, jury member, Chief of Competition & Technical Delegate or assistant Technical Delegate at 7 Olympic Winter Games. 
Edi Podivinsky: Alpine competitor; first Canadian to win a medal (gold) at the world junior alpine championships. Bronze medallist at the 1994 Lillehammer Olympics and six World Cup titles.
Karolina Wisniewska: Alpine disabled competitor and builder; held the World Cup title for the 2002/03 season, at Salt Lake City in 2002 she earned the distinction of becoming the first Canadian alpine skiing athlete in either the Paralympic or Olympic Winter Games to win 4-medals.

Canadian Ski Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction Ceremony


WHEN: Thursday April 19th 2007 Doors open at 6pm, Dinner at 7pm, Induction Ceremony at 8:00pm, Auctions and Prizes to follow


WHERE: Château Cartier - Chaudiere Ballroom (Gatineau, Quebec)



The Museum was founded by a group of dedicated skiers with a passion for preserving Canada’s skiing artifacts, photographs, stories and heritage. The Museum has Canada’s premier collection of skiing and snowboarding artifacts, memorabilia, photographs and research materials. The Canadian Ski Museum is a professional, not-for-profit corporation of national stature and presence whose mission is to: Promote an understanding, appreciation and celebration of Canada’s snow skiing/boarding traditions and accomplishments, and their significance to Canadian life and identity.

For more information on Canadian Ski Museum and Canadian Ski Hall of Fame, please visit the web site at www.skimuseum.ca


“Today’s Victories are Tomorrow’s History”




Carly Thomas, Curator/Director
The Canadian Ski Museum / Le Musée canadien du ski
1960 Scott Street (In the 'Trailhead' bldg) - Exhibit & Office: Suite 301 - Ottawa, ON K1Z 8L8
Phone: (613)722-3584 • Fax:(613)722-2914 www.skimuseum.caskimuseum@magma.ca



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