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Calabogie Peaks Host Ontario Ski Racing Championships Media Release

Calabogie Peaks Host Ontario Ski Racing Championships Media Release

For Immediate Release

Calabogie Peaks Resort hosted the U16 Ontario Cup Ski Racing Finals
Races March 19th to 24th

Calabogie, ON – March 26, 2018

The Village of Calabogie was brimming with Ontario’s top under 16 ski racers March 19 to 25.  Calabogie Peaks and the Calabogie Ski Racing Club hosted Alpine Ontario’s prestigious annual weeklong event that crowns the best ski racers at the U16 age level.

Over 150 competitors came from all over the province and western Quebec for the opportunity to compete in Slalom, Giant Slalom, Super G and Dual ‘head to head’ Slalom events.

Brain Ivay, President of the Calabogie Racing Club described the event as a tremendous success.  “Most of the athletes and their families had not been to Calabogie, or if they had, it was many years ago.  They were amazed at the variety of the terrain, the quantity of snow, and the high quality of conditions this late in the ski season. “

Paul Murphy, Calabogie Peaks’ President, described the event as a major gain for Calabogie and Renfrew County.  “The Ontario Cup filled all the tourist facilities in Calabogie and neighboring areas for over a week – the community’s shops, restaurants and bars were hopping and the event was a huge contributor to our local economy”.

In recognition of the event’s significance, Murphy presented a Calabogie Peaks check for $1,500 the Calabogie Racing Club thanking Club President Ivay and all Club volunteers for putting on a week of successful professional racing and showcasing Calabogie and everything it has to offer.

About Calabogie Ski Racing Club

Congratulations to the boys who out of 88 racers, Wesley Matthews placed 18th, Lucas Zohr 19th, Jeremy Van Grunsven 24th, Carson Lefabvre 27th, James Gaffney 32nd  and Jack Carnahan 47th.  Out of 65 girls who raced, Gailey Stonham was 31st.

Calabogie Ski Racing Club is a competitive alpine ski racing program focused on the development of youth into competitive athletes and responsible young adults.  The club delivers an athlete-centered program that encourages personal growth and develops individual potential.  It is coach-driven and supported by a parent and volunteer infrastructure. The club adheres to the structure established by it’s governing body, Alpine Canada Alpin, and is an active member within the National Capital Division of Alpine Ontario.

About Alpine Ontario Alpin (AOA)

Alpine Ontario Alpin is the provincial governing body for the sport of alpine ski racing in

Ontario. Alpine Ontario’s newly refined mission is to provide leadership and structure for high quality, sustainable and affordable programming and to communicate the competitive, recreational and lifestyle benefits of ski racing to the community. AOA represents four divisions, 44 member clubs and over 3,000 active athletes, coaches and officials (volunteers). AOA coordinates several successful programs across the province and continues to foster the development of “state of the art” ski-racing programs from the grass roots level to the elite level.

About Calabogie Peaks Resort

Calabogie Peaks, located one hour west of Ottawa, is a unique property that provides recreation, accommodation and hospitality services 12 months of the year on the Mountain, Lake & Land.

For more information please contact Jim Hemlin at 1-613- 752 2720 x 1000,

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