CCS News

Western Canadian Championships 2016

Hello, Athletes, Parents and Coaches,

 The 2016 Haywood NorAm/Buff Sprints Western Canadian Championships are in Prince George, BC this year on February 19-21, 2016, and Cross-Country Saskatchewan (CCS) is proud to announce that Phyllis Bend will be the head coach for the competition.

 The event schedule is as follows:

February 18 - Official training

February 19 - Interval Start - Free Technique - (Midget to Masters)

February 20 - Individual Sprint  - Classic Technique  (Juvenile to Open)

                        - Northern Cup - Interval Start - Classic Technique (Atom to Midget)

February 21 - Mass Start - Classic Technique - all categories

 More information can be obtained at:


CCS is interested in determining a number of items about the championship.  Please email by February 1 with the answers to the following questions:

 #1) are you and/or your athlete planning on attending?  If you plan on racing, you can register online at:

 #2) A number of hotel rooms have been reserved at the Ramada in Prince George, are you interested in one of the rooms?

 #3) CCS has looked into the cost of renting a bus that would depart from Saskatoon on Feb 16 and will arrive back in Saskatoon on Feb 22.  The cost would be approximately $400/person (depending on numbers).   Are you interest in taking the bus and if so how many seats would you require?  The bus will only be rented if sufficient numbers are interested.

 Parents helpers are required to assist Phyllis with her coaching duties, including an assistant coach and a wax technician.  If you are interested in helping in either role, funding is available to cover your expenses including a daily per diem, please contact Geoff Meinert at