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Arc’teryx’s “Outer Peace” initiative increases outdoor accessibility and nature conservancy to individuals who have not had equitable access. This grant assists people who have experienced fewer opportunities to participate in activities and experience nature's healing benefits. Scientific research shows that being immersed in nature possesses positive benefits on mental, emotional, and physical well-being.

“Outer Peace” hopes to dismantle the barriers of exclusivity associated with nature, making it accessible to all who want to encounter the beauty.

St Albert Nordic Ski Club was awarded a grant from this Arc’teryx initiative for the upcoming 2023/2024 cross country ski season. Our dreams are realized now that we have funds for lessons and to sponsor events, creating an awareness and love of this safe winter sport to minorities in our community.

In doing so, we hope to create more diversity and inclusion on the ski trails. We also want newcomers and other minority groups to be able to participate in a sport that will get them outdoors to enjoy our long winters.



groomed ski trail

SANSC is proud to announce funding from the
Outer Peace Initiative

Making the outdoors Accessible to all!

newcomer ski lesson

Equitable Lesson Access...

We worked with community groups and provided ski scholarships to many newcomers and needing families.

novice ski lesson

Access to skis...

We provided free rental skis to our ski scholarship participants and at our upcoming Celebrating our Diversity Event.

nordic ski race

...And fun events for everyone!

Celebrating our Diversity
SANSC Nordic Ski Day
Saturday, Feb 24, 1-3:30pm
Kingswood Park, St Albert

Ask a coach and dryland training 
Games & fun
Free Hot chocolate (bring a mug)

No Snow - No Problem
Come out and join the community for some fun! Enjoy a warm fire, snacks, games for the kids and hot cocoa.

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