Dave Battison Athlete Memorial Fund 


This fund is named in honour of our former coach, Dave Battison. He was the head coach for Strathcona Nordics Ski Club from 2004 until his sudden passing in 2014. We dedicated the stadium, Dave Battison Memorial Stadium in his honour.

This fund supports athletes and coaches from Strathcona Nordics Ski Club in their pursuit towards excellence in cross country skiing and in reaching their maximum potential. Charitable donations can be made by using this Donation Form.


Examples of Fund Purchases

  • Athletic Scholarships to numerous athletes

  • Assistance in team travel to Nationals 2014 - 2018

  • Club wide assistance for participation in Provincials 2014

  • Two Ski Ergometers

  • Numerous sets of both classic and skate roller skis

  • YES skiwax system

  • Funding for coaches attending courses off the island


The Fine Detail

Athlete development is an integral part of our club mandate. Fundraising support for athlete development has two pathways: general non-charitable fundraising contributions and specific charitable fundraising contributions.

Funds donated for charitable purposes are restricted to support for coaching development and equipment purchases (as per CRA guidelines) and must be submitted through Cross Country Canada (CCC) using the CCC Donation Form requesting direction to the Dave Battison Memorial Athlete Development Fund.

The club’s general fundraising (non-charitable) activities include events, grant applications, corporate partnerships, and both solicited and unsolicited donations from inside and outside of the club. Non charitable fundraising may be directed, among other things, to payments, grants, bursaries or subsidies to individual athletes or participants in the club’s athlete and skill development programs as well as general club fundraising goals.  

Disbursements from the Dave Battison Memorial Athlete Development Fund are overseen by a sub-committee of the Club Board consisting of 2 directors (including the director of athlete development), 2 parents, and 2 coaching staff.

Compliance with Canada Revenue Agency rules and the Cross Country Canada, CCC, Charitable Donations Policy will be assessed for all disbursements from the fund directed through the CCC pathway.