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Alpine Canada – Alpine Canada, Ski Québec Alpin partner to host 2019 Nationals, crown newest champions

Mont-Édouard, Que. (March 22, 2019) – The 2019 National Alpine Championships get underway this weekend, with a crop of approximately 200 ski racers vying for the title of Canadian Champion in five disciplines.

Working in partnership with Ski Québec Alpin and the resort at Mont-Édouard, Alpine Canada is hosting five days of National Championships’ racing, plus one additional day of FIS technical races, beginning this Saturday, March 23 with the public bib draw at 4:30 PM for Sunday’s super-G races.

Among the athletes who will push out of the start gates at Mont-Édouard are members of the 2018-19 national alpine team program, including Quebec’s own Marie-Michèle Gagnon and Laurence St-Germain.

Alpine Canada and Ski Québec Alpin will have daily highlight videos with quotes from race champions, and media recaps of the day’s activity.

The race schedule can be found at AlpineCanada.org/Events.

Audi 2019 Canadian Ski Racing Awards presented by Helly Hansen

From now until April 15, Alpine Canada and partners Audi Canada and Helly Hansen are accepting nominations and votes to determine the winners of the Audi 2019 Canadian Ski Racing Awards presented by Helly Hansen. Media, fans, and members of the Canadian ski community are invited to help celebrate the nation’s vibrant ski racing community by recognizing the athletes, coaches, volunteers, and ski resorts that have made a positive mark this season. Visit AlpineCanada.org/Awards for more details.

Follow Alpine Canada on social media for the latest news and information on athletes and more:

Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, AlpineCanada.org.

ABOUT ALPINE CANADA

Alpine Canada is the governing body for alpine, para-alpine and ski cross racing in Canada, as well as for Canadian ski coaches, providing education, certification, insurance and compliance with the coaching code of conduct. With the support of valued corporate partners and donors, along with the Government of Canada, Own the Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee and the Coaching Association of Canada, Alpine Canada develops Olympic, Paralympic, World Championship and World Cup athletes to stimulate visibility, inspiration and growth in the ski community. In 2020, Alpine Canada will celebrate 100 years of rich tradition in competitive skiing in Canada.

For further information, please contact:

Catherine Lacasse                                          Eric Aach

Alpine Canada media relations                 Ski Québec Alpin and on-site media liaison

819 421-0353                                                    514 966-2573

cat@catherinelacasse.com                        communications@skiquebec.qc.ca