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REGISTER TODAY to secure your opportunity to interact with these incredible speakers at this year’s CSIA Ontario Fall Conference and Trade Show (FCTS) Sunday November 2nd – Space is limited, lunch is included.

Keynote Speakers

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Dara Howell, CSIA Level 1, Canadian Olympic Gold Medalist at Sochi in Slopestyle Skiing
After obtaining her Level 1 instructor and Park & Pipe certification from the CSIA, Dara Howell sky rocketed to reach Olympic stardom. Find out how she found the motivation focus to stay on path to reach her goals.



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Jeff Ord, Executive Director of Freestyle Skiing Ontario
As freestyle skiing continues to emerge and grow, it will become a requirement for the next generation skier. These skills are essential for a skier to enjoy all aspects of on and off-piste terrain at ski resorts. Integrating the fun, excitement, and spectacle of freestyle into ski programming will enhance the service offering from skiing professionals to their clientele while remaining relevant in an evolving industry.


Breakout Sessions

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Jason Young, CSIA Level 4, MS of Sport Management & Marketing Sport and Recreation at Western University
Looking for tips to help you pass a new level or become a better teacher or skier?  Explore the psychology behind success, how to keep your training focused, and develop strategies to be successful.  Discuss resiliency, energy management and tapering for performance success.


MMZ_9984An evolution in training for instructors – are you experienced?

John Gillies CSIA Level 4, Level 4 Course Conductor, CSIA Eastern Manager of Educational Development
Do you want to know more about the new Level II and Level III modules? This session is for you. Learn about new pathways for instructor development and certification. Experiential education is a key concept in our new way of doing things.


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Jeff Sinclair CSIA Level 4, Level 4 Course Conductor, Director of Snow Sports & Technical Director of Just For Fun Ski Club, NTSC, Heights of Horseshoe
This interactive presentation will demonstrate how to use video as a development tool to improve skiing and teaching.  Led by your feedback, you will learn how to shoot the best video, when to watch it, how to improve your assessment and how to present it.


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Adam Lowe, Head Coach of Snowboarding at Caledon Ski Club, CSIA Level 2, CASI Level 3 and CASI Level 2 Course Conductor
Take a quick look at history of positive response in marketing and integrate these tactics in your teaching to become an outstanding teacher. Audience participation is key so come with a smile and keep it positive!  



John FortinFunctional flexibility and strength

John Fortin CSIA Level 3, Teacher & Owner of Power Yoga Canada
This is an opportunity to develop practical tools to develop strength and flexibility in a functional and dynamic environment. The session will be a physical practice related to the anatomy of skiing as well as an opportunity to learn how physical training can lend itself to mental focus and discipline. Bring your yoga mat and some comfortable clothing as this is an active session!


Ariel Amaral Sharing the StokeSharing the Stoke of SUP (Stand Up Paddling)

Ariel Amaral, Blue Wave Ambassador and Team member, SUP Instructor
Be inspired by Ariel’s SUP journey as she shares the “Stoke of SUP” with people of all ages and abilities. SUP is a great way to train and allows everyone and anyone to feel free, confident, powerful and calm all at the same time!



Peter 2014It’s all about the edge…is it?

Peter Hibbard, CSIA Level 2, kUu Sport representative, ski tuning technician, and ski coach
As many of us know, having the right gear and skis that can grip is an integral part of our ski performance.  Join Coach Turbo as he leads us through a ski tuning session – Learn the tricks of the trade and the must have items of the ski tuning toolbox as well as if having sharp edges is really the only thing you should be mindful of!


Closing Address

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John Gillies, CSIA Level 4, Level 4 Course Conductor, CSIA Eastern Manager of Educational Development
Explore the paradox of mixing teaching methodologies and one of the greatest freedom sports.  Reflect on the role of instructors and snow schools in defining the image of our sport.