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Alpin Canada – ART IN SPORT
Alumnus Patrick Biggs finds new passion that stays close to his roots

Calgary, Alta. – Two-time Olympian and nine-year member of the Canadian Alpine Ski Team Patrick Biggs (Ottawa, Ont.) has been tapped to create a unique painting as part of the fundraising for Alpine Canada’s celebration of 100 years of ski racing in the country. But how did the slalom specialist go from feeling the exhilaration and emotion of ski racing’s highs and lows to translating that emotion onto canvas?
“I’ve always enjoyed art,” said Biggs from his home in the nation’s capital where he’s been working on the initial sketches for the 100th Anniversary piece this summer. “I really got into it at university when I was studying engineering and studio art. Through that process, I got more involved in drawing and eventually took some painting courses which stimulated that whole painting side in me. I started painting that summer and it’s been a big part of my life since.”

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Join us for exciting events coming to a city near you!
Our teams are already counting down the days until they’re back to competition, but you don’t have to wait quite that long to join us for fun events coming to a community near you.

There’s something for everyone…

Sept. 7, 2019 Ride with Canadian Alpine Ski Team alumni from Vancouver to Whistler in support of Alpine Canada, BC Alpine, and the Whistler Mountain Ski Club. 

Sept. 12, 2019 Help support the Canadian alpine, para-alpine, and ski cross teams at the fundraising dinner at the Caledon Mountain Trout Club before hitting the open road to ride to Port Dover on the13th.

Nov. 6-7, 2019 – Meet this year’s alpine, para-alpine, and ski cross team athletes and mingle with some of the legends of Canadian ski racing in Toronto (Nov. 6) and Montreal (Nov. 7) as Alpine Canada kicks off our ski community’s 100th Anniversary celebrations. 



“We wanted to create very special opportunities that allow the nation and the Canadian ski community to come together to recognize the past as well as honour our current generation of athletes who are representing the Maple Leaf in alpine, para-alpine, and ski cross competitions around the world,” said Vania Grandi, Alpine Canada’s CEO. “We’re inviting all Canadians, and the international ski community to join us in these celebrations.”

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It is a pleasure to announce the 2020 Canadian Masters’ Alpine Team (CMAT).

The criteria for qualifying for CMAT are:
• Minimum of 5 starts in any races scheduled on the 2018/19 Masters’ National Calendar for which World Cup points are awarded – see World Cup Points.
• Within the minimum five starts above, there must be starts in a minimum of two different regions listed on the Masters’ national calendar, for the current season. Regions: AB, BC-Coast, BC-Interior, Maritimes, MB, ON and QC.
• Must have a Master’s National or FIS card (weekend competitor cards do not qualify).
• Must be a Canadian citizen.

Winners are those with the highest total score of the racer’s 7 best results (minimum 5); 2 from each gender and age category i.e. 1 from the East and 1 from the West. In the event of a tie, both racers are selected.