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Celebrating the Winners of the Virtual Birkie Photo Contest

The 2024 Canadian Birkie Ski Festival was truly one for the books.  The El Niño weather phenomenon may have posed a challenge for Birkie Saturday, but it failed to deter the enthusiasm of over 190 individuals who eagerly embraced the winter spirit by participating in...

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Celebrating Cathy Schreiner: The Queen of Birkie

Celebrating Cathy Schreiner: The Queen of Birkie

Cathy Schreiner has been a driving force behind the Canadian Birkie since its inception. She's supported various roles, from General Manager to Info Girl, and all inbetween. And has always been a loyal supporter of the Birkie's growth. Cathy's devotion to the event is...

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A ROMANTIC’S SKIER WINTER ADVENTURE

A ROMANTIC’S SKIER WINTER ADVENTURE

Images: Matthew Wilton Text: Canadian Birkebeiner Society, 2024   Matthew Wilton is a true romantic. And a true champ.   This winter, he is taking on a Birkie ski twice, and the reason why is enough to make your heart melt. It’s his fiancée Kristi's first time at a...

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Vikings’ Feast | Ukrainian Dance Ensemble 

Vikings’ Feast | Ukrainian Dance Ensemble 

The  Vohon Ukrainian Dance Ensemble is performing at the Vikings' Feast this year on February 11th. Now in its 33nd year, Vohon is praised for its colourful diversity of talent, its amazing ability to transcend the traditional into new cultural landscapes, and its...

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Canadian Birkie | Why a Birkie Fundraiser for Ukraine?

Canadian Birkie | Why a Birkie Fundraiser for Ukraine?

For more than 25 years, east central Alberta and its distinct Ukrainian heritage has served as the start of the long races of the Canadian Birkebeiner at the Ukrainian Cultural Heritage Village. The spirit of Ukrainian hospitality has provided a place to get ready for...

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