ENGNE's History

Gatineau Nordic Events Corporation (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.

In the 2017-2018 season ENGNE awarded 17 scholarships to deserving athletes from the Outaouais/Ottawa region for a total of $ 13,000. These bursaries supported these athletes’ participation at Canadian Championships or at international competitions.

In the fall of 2017, ENGNE responded to the call for proposals from Cross Country Ski de Fond Canada to host the 2019 Canadian Cross Country Ski Championships. On February 14, 2018, Cross Country Canada confirmed ENGNE as the host for these Championships. Preparations are underway to welcome participants to the Outaouais from March 13 to 20, 2019.

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