What is the Birkie Baby?
Every year the Canadian Birkie Ski Festival chooses a Birkie Baby to represent our Legend’s crown prince, Haakon Haakonsson.
What is the role of the Birkie Baby?
The Birkie Baby is treated like royalty, as they (and their parents/guardians) attend various events throughout the Birkie weekend. Events the Birkie Baby attend include the Viking’s Feast and the Barnebirkie.
2024 Birkie Baby
Meet our 2024 Birkie Baby, Fenna (pictured right)! Fenna was born on the first day of snow in 2022. Her first winter was a particularly cold one, but that didn’t keep her from joining her parents cross-country skiing or skating almost daily. A love for winter activities is present throughout the family. Her parents first met on a cross-country ski trip organized by the University of Alberta Outdoors Club. Since then, they have done the Birkebeiner many times together. On her mother’s side, her grandfather and great grandfather completed the Elfstedentocht (a grueling 220km skating tour in Friesland) several times. Additionally, she has relatives in Norway who are avid Birkebeiners. Now a one-year-old, Fenna still loves the outdoors. She’ll grab her jacket when she wants to go on a walk to the playground. Fenna’s family looks forward to more winter activities coming over the next few months!
2024 Birkie Baby Nominations
Thank you to everyone who submitted their nominations for the 2024 Birkie Baby. See our nominees below!