People

National Board

picture-DenysLawrence-73px.jpg
Denys Lawrence
President, Pacific Region 
  • CANSI member since 2000
  • XC Instructor level IV, XC Course Conductor level II 
  • Telemark Instructor level II
  • Other Ski Industry Certifications: CSIA, NCCP
  • Instructor at Silver Star Mountain and Sovereign Lake, BC
  • Backcountry skiing in Swiss Alps 1985-1989; British Columbia 1990-present; Japan 2014
picture-MarioFilion-73px.jpg
Mario Filion
Vice President, Quebec Region 
  • CANSI member since 2012
  • Telemark Instructor level III, Telemark Course Conductor level I
  • Other Ski Industry Certifications: CSIA level III and level I Course Conductor, CSCF level l, CASI level ll
  • Instructor at Ski Bromont
  • Owner, Telemark Proshop Filionski
Gaétan Lord

TBA
Secretary/Treasurer


Gaétan Lord

Michael Thomas
Pacific Regional Representative

  • CANSI member since 1999
  • XC Instructor level IV, XC Course Conductor level II 
  • Telemark Instructor level II
  • Other Ski Industry Certifications: CSIA level I
  • Nordic Ski School Director and Trail Operations Manager at Cypress Mountain, West Vancouver, BC
Gaétan Lord

John Heerema
Mountain Regional Representative

  • CANSI member since 1987
  • XC Instructor level III
  • Telemark Instructor level I
picture-KatrinaFroese-73pix.jpg

Katrina Froese
Central Regional Representative

  • CANSI member since 2013
  • XC Instructor level I
  • Instructor at Windsor Park Nordic Centre

picture-RobHenderson-73px.jpgRob Henderson

Ontario Regional Representative

  • CANSI member since 1978
  • XC Instructor level IV, XC Course Conductor level II 
  • Telemark Instructor level II, Telemark Course Conductor level II
  • Interski Demonstration Team Member 1987, 1991, 1995, 1998, 2011
  • Interski Head Coach 1998
picture-GaetanLord-73px.jpg

Gaétan Lord
Quebec Regional Representative

  • CANSI member since 2007
  • Telemark Instructor level III
  • Other Ski Industry Certifications: CSIA level I
  • Instructor at Mont La Réserve
  • Founding member and President of Festival du talon libre 
picture-ElitaRahn-73px.jpg

Elita Rahn
Atlantic Regional Representative

  • CANSI member since 2001
  • XC Instructor level III, XC Course Conductor level I

Technical Committee

Robert Lafleur.JPG

Robert Lafleur
Technical Committee Chair, Quebec Region XC Technical Representative

  • CANSI member since 2008
  • XC Instructor level IV, XC Course Conductor level II 
  • Telemark Instructor level I
  • Other ski industry certifications: CSPS - Instructor Trainer
  • Cross Country Ski Areas Association - Board of Directors
  • Passion: Absolutely everything self-propelled that slides on snow
M-C Bruno

Marie-Catherine Bruno
Pacific Region Technical Representative

  • CANSI member since 2006
  • Telemark Instructor level III, Telemark Course Conductor level II
  • XC Instructor level IV, XC Course Conductor level IV
  • Other ski industry certifications: CSIA, NCCP
  • First woman to achieve the title of Master Nordic Instructor in Canada 
  • Interski Demonstration Team Member 2015
  • Raced at national level and has represented Canada at the World Ski-Orienteering Championships in Japan 2008
picture-HenryMadsen-73px.jpg

Henry Madsen
Mountain Region Technical Representative

  • CANSI member since 1989
  • XC Instructor level IV, XC Course Conductor level IV
  • Telemark Instructor level I
  • Has been involved in racing, skiing and teaching for decades
picture-KenSchykulski-73px.jpgKen Schykulski

Central Region Technical Representative

  • CANSI member since the early 80s
  • Technical committee member since 2006
  • XC Instructor level III, XC Course Conductor level I
  • Other ski industry certifications: CCC level I official and Jackrabbit leader
picture-SashaSkoropad-73px.jpgSasha Skoropad

Ontario Region Telemark Technical Representative

  • CANSI member since 2011
  • Telemark Instructor Level III
  • Other ski industry certifications: CSIA level III, CSCF level II
  • Instructor at Caledon Ski Club, Ski Telemark
  • Instructor at Whistler/Blackcomb 2000-04
Jean Pierre Lavoie

Jean Pierre Lavoie
Ontario Region XC Technical Representative

  • CANSI member since 1984
  • Course Conductor since 2000
  • Telemark Instructor level II, Telemark Course Conductor level I
  • XC Instructor level IV, XC Course Conductor level IV
Gaétan Lord

Denis Vézina
Quebec Region Telemark Technical Representative

  • CANSI member since 2002
  • Telemark Instructor level III, Telemark Course Conductor level III
  • XC Instructor level II
  • Other ski industry certifications: CSIA level IV and Course conductor level II, FESC level  II
  • Instructor at Massif de Charlevoix
Larry White
Larry White
Atlantic RegionTechnical Representative

  • CANSI member since 2005
  • Telemark Instructor level II, Telemark Course Conductor level II
  • Telemark Coach Entry Level
  • XC Instructor level I
  • Other ski industry certifications: CSIA, CSCF, CCC
  • Publisher of nstelemark.com

Other

pix-FrancoiseChatenoud0.73.jpg

Françoise Chatenoud
National Office Coordinator

  • CANSI member since 2010
  • XC Instructor level III
  • Telemark Instructor level I
  • Mountain skiing in French Alps and Pyrenees, 1985-1988
  • Volunteer XC ski patroller in Gatineau Park, 1994-1999