The Canadian Masters Cross Country Ski Association was founded in 1980-81 by William Gairdner, Sr. who passed away on Friday, January 12, 2024. Bill was an active member and skier for many years and was instrumental in getting Masters events launched. Read this short history to learn how, from its humble beginnings of just a few members, the association has grown to where annual membership now ranges from 500-800 members.  Canada is one of the 28 member nations that make up the World Masters Association and the Canadian Masters represents Canada at these meetings.

The Association is governed by a Board of Directors with a director from each member province and territory sitting on the Board as well as a National Director. The Board meets annually during the National Masters Championships.


National Director
Michael Bell – click here to email Michael

Provincial Directors
Alberta: Gary Chambers – click here to email Gary
Alberta Masters Association Website

British Columbia/Yukon: Stuart (Stu) Hamilton – click here to email Stu

New Brunswick: Claudette Maltais (Director) – click here to email Claudette and

                        Fran Robinson (Advisor) – click here to email Fran

Newfoundland/Labrador: Bruce LeGrow – click here to email Bruce

Ontario:  Wendy Grater – click here to email Wendy and

              Jane Ravenshaw – click here to email Jane

Saskatchewan: Brian Stevenson – click here to email Brian
Contact number for Saskatchewan & Manitoba: 1-306-270-4735

Quebec: Martin Massicotte – click here to email Martin