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Based on the changing COVID situation Highlands Trailblazers has updated our COVID policy. Please see here for more details.

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The Collingwood Climate Action Team has created a Community Carbon Footprint Challenge to help people become more aware of their carbon footprint in a fun and collaborative way, and discover new ways to reduce it. HTB now has a team in the Challenge, led by Shelby Thomson ([email protected]), where you can be a part of our community working towards reducing our carbon footprints. Use the information provided in in the links below to get started and join our team! - Highlands Trailblazers Footprint Welcome Letter AND Account Set Up Instructions

Claire Reyes

HIGHLANDS TRAILBLAZERS COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY PURPOSE HIGHLANDS TRAILBLAZERS is committed to creating safe working and training environments for employees, volunteers and athletes. This Vaccination Policy provides guidelines on expectations and requirements for those participating in Highlands Trailblazers programs (staff, coaching volunteers, support volunteers and athletes). Highlands Trailblazers reserves the right to limit or deny participation in programs based on health and safety protocols. Vaccination does not eliminate the need for ongoing diligence and use of masking, social distancing and hand sanitizing protocols when appropriate. Masking will continue to be required...

Claire Reyes

Duntroon, ON [July 19, 2021] Scott Gow and Christian Gow, members of Canada’s Olympic Biathlon Team, will be training with youth athletes from the Highlands Trailblazers Biathlon and Nordic ski teams this coming Thursday, July 22, 2021 at the Trailblazer’s newly opened biathlon training facility at Highlands Nordic in Duntroon, ON. The biathlon brothers, originally from Calgary, have been involved with the sport since the early 2000’s and are long standing members of Canada’s National Team. They have represented Canada on the IBU and World Cup Circuits, the World Championships...

Claire Reyes

Dear Ski Friends and Families, We are excited to share with you the latest accomplishment of the Highlands Trailblazers Biathlon community. The Trailblazers’ new ten lane .22 range, Phase One of our four phase project to build a Nordic race and training facility, opened for training in January at Highlands Nordic in Duntroon. This marks a significant milestone in creating opportunities for athletes and is the latest evolution of a program first fostered by Larry Sinclair and Jim Miller so many years ago. Over the years, many of our athletes,...

Claire Reyes

Race Results are Posted! 5km Classic Ski 10km Skate Ski Ski Orientation Results and Secret Word Reveal 2021 HTB Club Championships Open to all HTB members of any age and program For all the glory! Time yourself as you race around the Yellow and Orange Trails to see how you stack up against our club's best! Be sure to start on your own, and record your own time, as this is a virtual Individual Start format race weekend. Submit your name, gender, year of birth, and finishing time by email...

Claire Reyes

The Month of Virtual Challenges What's happening this month? XCSO Inter-Club Kilometer Challenge Update Canadian Ski Marathon Challenge Gatineau 50 Challenge XCSO Inter-Club Kilometer Challenge Update Congratulations! Highlands Trailblazers moved into 2nd place over the weekend! We are now ahead of Lappe Nordic but only by a mere 1,200 km's. That's not much considering our team has put in more than 47,000 kilometers so far! Hardwood is also not far behind at about 45,000 km's. So keep counting those kilometers! Everyone's contributions make a big difference especially given that we...

Claire Reyes

Cross Country Ski Ontario is inviting all Clubs to challenge teammates and club members to ski as many kilometres as they can from January 1- March 31, 2021.It is super easy to participate with more details available here: https://docs.google.com/.../1pjZv6B_X9txY8Fw5FQvo.../edit There are two ways to track your kilometers: OPTION 1: Enter Your Kilometres Skied into the online spreadsheet: https://docs.google.com/.../1vpNyrFtsQDYPTQU2fNMo.../edit... 1. Open up our XCSO Kilometre Challenge Board 2. Find your club in the tabs at the bottom of the Google Sheet 3. Enter your name in the left column and the...

Claire Reyes

The Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health and other experts, has imposed a Provincewide Shutdown effective Saturday, December 26, 2020, at 12:01 a.m. The current COVID-19 Response Framework will be paused during the Provincewide Shutdown and will last 28 days in Southern Ontario. This update will postpone all Highlands Trailblazers Ski Programs until January 23, 2021. Highlands Nordic is categorized as an Outdoor Recreational Amenity and will be operational during the Shutdown. Please visit their website for more details. Happy holidays and stay safe!

Claire Reyes

Highlands Trailblazers has great news for you. We are about to build the very first Biathlon range in Ontario and we are building it right here at Highlands Nordic. Presently, as you know, our Biathletes must travel even for practice. This is costly (approximately $3 000. per year) and requires the athletes to miss a great deal of school (often a week at a time). Even with these conditions, our Biathletes have done amazingly well. Trailblazer Biathletes have been invited to International Level Competitions, Nationals Team Tours and National Team...