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REMINDER Annual General Meeting

All current 2020 individual members and organization members of the CSHFM are hereby invited to attend the upcoming Annual General meeting of the Canadian Ski Hall of Fame and Museum. 

Date:  June 11,2020
Time:  4:30 PM sharp
(expected adjournment by 6:00 PM)(EST)
Place:  Zoom - Virtual Meeting Room
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Meeting ID:  980 823 7097
Password:  Ottawa

Dial in (if needed):  +1 647 558 0588, Meeting ID:  980 823 7097, Password:  576433

Members in good standing interested in attending should forward their email addresses to: sfinesto@gmail.com

The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Canadian Ski Hall of Fame and Museum (CSHFM) will take place on June 11th, 2020 at the time and place listed above, for the purpose of conducting the business of the Corporation, following the agenda BELOW, and electing the slate of Directors at this LINK for the coming year.

Members in good standing are requested to take part in the affairs of the Corporation by their presence or their proxy. If attending by proxy please send your proxy to social@skimuseum.ca All proxies must include; date, the member’s name, date of the AGM meeting, and the full name of the individual given the proxy.  Proxies must be received 24hrs in advance of the AGM meeting.

AGENDA

1. Opening of the meeting;

2. Confirmation of Quorum;

3. Review and adoption Agenda;

4. Adoption of the Minutes of the 2019 AGM held on July 11th, 2019;

5. Activity Report for 2019; Chairman Remarks 2019-2020;

6. Executive Director Report 2019-2020;

7. Committee Chair Reports;

8. Financial Report 2019;

9. Adoption of 2019 Financial Statements;

10. Nomination of Auditor for 2020;

11. Resolutions;

12. Other items;
•Election of Directors

13. Adjournment.


Chairman video update April 20

Stephen Finestone, chair of the CSHF, providing an April 2020 update about our project in Mont Tremblant and our Hall of Fame induction event as we re-plan in this challenging time.  Stay safe and stay healthy.

Canadian Ski Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

UPDATE May 11
The Canadian Ski Hall of Fame postponed its induction event and ceremony scheduled for April 4, 2020 at Blue Mountain due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns.
Respectfully looking forward to more positive times the Board of the Canadian Ski Hall of Fame is taking steps to re-plan our previously postponed Hall of Fame induction event. We are currently planning for October 17, 2020.  As the details evolve, we will continue to share information with you via our website and other social media platforms.  Caution, social responsibility and respect for guidance from medical professionals and our governments at all levels will be our guide.  Hence to ensure everyone’s safety the Board will review this decision prior to August 15th.  This said, we continue to plan forward. 
Online Nominations for the 2020 class of inductees are now being accepted until July 20, 2020.  Categories for consideration include athlete, coach/instructor and builder. For information on eligibility, the voting process and how to submit a nomination go to:
Nomination process

Our plan in October, provided we remain in line with public health guidance from government and health officials, will be to include both the Class of 2020 and our Class of 2019 which includes Chandra Crawford, Ashleigh McIvor, Jenifer Heil, Lauren Woolstencroft, Mike Irwin, Real Boulanger, William B. Schreiber, Lorne McFadgen and Malcolm Hunter. Their induction ceremony was postponed out of respect for social responsibility and the safety our community of:  Honorees, their families, guests, event sponsors and members of our sliding community from all regions of Canada.
Wishing you all good health.

Project update

Chairman's update November 1 2019
The Board and its sub committees have been very busy over the past many months and as Chair I am long overdue to share news about our efforts.  Our mandate remains:  to promote an understanding, appreciation and celebration of Canada's skiing/snowboarding traditions and accomplishments, and their significance to Canadian life and identity.
For some time now we have focused our efforts on a strategy to put in place three “homes”.
Virtual Home: Enhancing our web and social media presence as a key pillar to our National footprint
Physical Home: Establishing a physical home and National Office
Itinerant Home:  Creating a mobile presence to build more Community Outreach and Education.
Our current priorities focus on the Virtual and Physical home projects.  What underpins all our thinking is to:
• Consider modern approaches to presenting our history, where “presentation” is part of the attraction, making it appealing for all ages;
• Emphasize the Hall of Fame and the personalities that make our sports great;
• Contribute to the growth of our sports by creating better visibility to these personalities and our honored members; and
• Share via interactive technology the passion and joy of sliding on snow.
Our Physical Home:
We have been pursuing this for many years now.  Admittedly longer than is anyone’s preference.  That said, I believe we are closer than ever to securing the funds required to move to the next phase.  We already have some generous private sector supporters.  We are waiting to receive news of funding support from partners in the public sector at the Federal, Provincial and Municipal levels.
The Experience we are planning to deliver within the new site location in Mont Tremblant, Quebec will include:  an Exhibition Space highlighting an appreciation for and the importance of skiing and snowboarding. Simulation Experiences to provide an opportunity to know the joy of and passion for sliding on snow through the use of virtual reality experiences. Education and promotion of high-level sport and promoting awareness of internationally recognized Canadian elite athletes. Cinema to share, highlight and immerse guests in our culture and way of life. A gathering place to share and host celebrations and special events.
Our Virtual Home
Thanks to the generosity of Power Corporation of Canada, we have initiated a project to modernize our internet presence.  This work will maintain and enhance the already good access to content in our collection.  Enable easier communications with our members and encourage others to join, we hope.  Further through the introduction of new not for profit software, improve our ability to manage our external online relationships. We have initiated this work and are looking forward to introducing our site by the Fall of 2020.
All of our work is done on a volunteer basis.  As Chair I am grateful to all who have and continue to contribute their time and energy.  Thank you.  If you might be interested in getting involved, please reach out we would love to have you.  Keep any eye out for more updates and news, I will be trying to establish a more regular, perhaps quarterly, update.
Hall of Fame
We have restarted after an 8 year gap our Hall of Fame induction process and gala.  The Induction Ceremony event celebrates the people who have influenced the development of skiing and snowboarding in Canada, whether by competitive prowess, organizational ability, creativity, pioneer development or leadership.
The induction ceremony and gala event recognizes and celebrates the achievements of Canada's greatest skiers, snowboarders, coaches, officials, and builders of the sport or industry. At our Gala in Banff, Alberta last November John Fry, Thomas Grandi, Russell Goodman, Robert Swan, Martin Hall, John Kucera became Honoured Members. 
This year our event will be held on Saturday April 4, 2020 in Collingwood Ontario where we will honour Chandra Crawford (Cross country), Ashleigh McIvor (Ski cross), Jennifer Heil (Freestyle), Lauren Woolstencroft (Para-alpine), Malcolm Hunter (Builder and Coach), Mike Irwin (Builder), Réal Boulanger (Builder), William B. Schrieber, (Builder), Lorne McFagden, (Alpine Ski Instructor).  Please plan to join us and celebrate these great Canadians.
Enjoy winter and remember, “a bad day on the slopes is better than a good day in the office”.

Stephen Finestone

VIDEO
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