ENGNE's History

Évènements Nordiques Gatineau Nordic Events (ENGNE) was created in November 2013 and brings together four major cross-county ski organizations in the region; Chelsea Nordiq Club, Gatineau Loppet, Nordic Nakkertok and Club Skinouk.

On March 1, 2016, ENGNE had the privilege of presenting the first stage of Ski Tour Canada 2016. Despite the fact that ENGNE was in its infancy, this first Cross Country Ski World Cup in Gatineau was a huge organizational and financial success.

The ENGNE corporation is still active. The legacy generated by the presentation of Ski Tour Canada 2016, allows ENGNE to continue its activities and contribute to the development of cross-country skiing in accordance with its mission.

In the fall of 2017, ENGNE organized and financially supported an International Ski Federation (FIS) Cross-Country Technical Delegate Seminar for officials from Canada and the United States. A total of 48 people participated, 25 Canadians and 23 Americans.

Since the 2017-2018 season ENGNE awarded 38 bursaries to deserving athletes from the Outaouais/Ottawa region for a total of $ 17,850. These bursaries supported these athletes’ participation at Canadian Championships or at international competitions.

In the spring of 2019, ENGNE hosted its first national competition, hosting the Canadian Championships, the most prestigious of them. Following the success of 2019 and after the cancellation of 2020 due to COVID-19, ENGNE was asked by Nordiq Canada for the 2021 edition. Not shrinking from any challenge, ENGNE volunteers are already on foot works to once again ensure the success of the event which will take place from March 14 to 20, 2021.

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