Teine Energy is committed to community spirit and finding unique ways to support people who have the mettle to reach their full potential. Teine is paying it forward by putting $10,000 toward athletes and coaches who identify as female (she/her) to pursue their passion and achieve their goals in alpine ski racing.

Speed and risk are driving factors as to how to navigate every gate, a metaphor for our own journey through life.

The physical endurance and the mental grit forged in elite sport is a foundation for success in life, both on and off the track. It’s about instilling confidence, chasing challenges and building a community of empowered women who can lead their generation.

WHAT IS GRIT?

To have courage and show strength of character. A person with grit has attributes of passion and perseverance.  It is to possess a spirit of positivity and pure determination to follow through on your goals. It is resilience and resolve. Ultimately, it is how we approach growth and a mindset to pursue excellence.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

  • Must be a current alpine ski racing athlete or coach who identifies as female (she/her)
  • Must complete the application form (below) including club membership information and a paragraph (50 words)    explaining how receiving the award would help show grit in the season it is being awarded
  • Must submit:
    • 800-word essay (including the below, essays exceeding the word count will be disqualified)
      • Describe an occasion (or multiple) where you took a risk as an athlete or coach. What was the outcome?
      • Tell us about a time that you used grit (or resilience, resolve, and determination) to get over a hurdle in your own athletic/coaching journey
      • Describe a time when you uplifted others around you to have a positive experience in your sport
      • Tell us about another she/her in your life with grit and how they helped you to find your own grit 
    • List of accomplishments (ie. academic, certifications, results, defining moments)
    • One-minute video (what do we need to know about you?)
    • Two (2) character references
  • Exhibit leadership and inclusion
  • Display potential for “paying it forward” through mentorship of others and community involvement

APPLICATIONS CLOSE NOVEMBER 14 | RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED NOVEMBER 19

Recipients will be presented a cheque and an award, by Teine Energy, on Saturday, December4, 2021 immediately following the Women’s World Cup downhill awards ceremony. Each recipient will enjoy:

  • Exclusive breakfast and fireside chat with female alumni, academia + business leaders
  • Preferred viewing of the races with warm beverages and light snacks for up to four, including recipient
  • Lift tickets for up to four, including recipient
  • Course tour for the recipient with the Chief of Race – Women
  • Preferred rate at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

If the recipient is unable to attend in person, a representative chosen by the recipient may attend on their behalf to receive the cheque and award.

AWARD CATEGORIES

An independent committee balanced with corporate, educational and athletic individuals will evaluate the criteria and select recipients.

U16/U19 ATHLETE

1st – $2500        

2nd – $1500

  • Female (she/her) athlete under 19 years of age
  • Active member in a club registered with Alberta Alpine

OPEN ATHLETE

1st – $2500

2nd – $1500

  • Female (she/her) athlete of any age
  • Active athlete membership in a club registered with Alpine Canada Alpin

FEMALE (SHE/HER) COACH

$2000

  • Actively coaching within Canada in an Alpine Canada Alpin registered club
  • Full-time seasonal or year-round contract. Must be Performance Level Trained and have an Officials Level 2 certification.

APPLICATION