Mealey Family to Chair Ladies’ Nor Am
(November 29th, 2018) Collingwood, ON — Alpine Ontario Alpin (AOA) is excited to announce today that as a family, John, Sue and Jake Mealey have agreed to be the Event Chairs for the upcoming Ladies North American (NORAM) Technical events in Collingwood running January 2nd to the 7th. John is a former National Ski Team member and was the AOA Chair from 2001 to 2004. Sue and her family (Kirby) have a long tradition of supporting ski racing and own a ladies fashion business (ButtCoat). Son, Jake competed for the Ontario Ski Team during the 2017-18 season and grew up racing at the Georgian Peaks Club.
The Kirby/Mealey family are long-time members of Georgian Peaks Club and Searchmont Ski Runners and are motivated to honour the late Bob Kirby in this new role. Bob was one of the founding fathers of the Southern Ontario Division and also instrumental in bringing the only World Cup race ever hosted to Ontario, which, at the time was also for the first ever in Canada – the Bee Hive Race at Georgian Peaks in 1961, which was won by Stein Eriksen.
Sue explains, “This is a great way to honour my Dad who always had fun hosting sporting events and working with other clubs to ensure success.”
The Mealey crew will work closely with the NORAM technical committee being led by Peter Dyson and Canadian FIS commissioner Doug Campbell to help bolster the profile and awareness for the big races set to kick off in just 34 days.
AOA Executive Director Scott Barrett adds, “We are delighted to have this dynamic family take on this important role as the 2019 NORAM event Chairs. I am confident they will do a great job and put their own unique stamp on the event. They plan to include many local ski racing fans who appreciate the high caliber of racing and support AOA’s vision to once again host world-class events on a regular basis. I look forward to future NORAM announcements from the Mealey team including how you can get involved as a sponsor and/or volunteer.“
To learn more about the NORAM activities running January 2nd to the 7th please click here.
For more information contact:
Alpine Ontario Alpin (AOA)
705-444-5111 x 132