This past weekend was the World Under 23 Championships trials races in Duntroon, ON. There were some good moments and some sad moments.
I am proud to say that after the 3 races I qualified to represent Canada in Szczyrk, Poland (Try saying that name!). The website for the event is http://www.beskidy2008.pl/?catid=1&ver=2. There is not much up on it right now, but soon it will be very busy. The Canadian contingent flies over to Poland on January 26th to begin adjusting to the time change and location. We fly home on February 11th. I don't know which race(s) I will be racing yet. That is up to the coaching staff.
This weekend was also very hard because the man who introduced me to cross country skiing died while out on the trails in Duntroon. Heinz Niederhauser was 72. Without Heinz I would have never made it to where I am today. I owe him so much. Cross Country Canada has lost a great coach and skier. I hope that I can make him proud in Poland.