The Canadian Ski Patrol (CSP), Canadaʼs leader in advanced first aid services in outdoor settings, will host its 2014 national annual conference from May 8 to 11, 2014 at the Chateau Lacombe Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta.

This yearʼs conference will focus on volunteer leadership and professional development, and on engaging, recruiting and retaining the CSPʼs 4,500 volunteer patrollers from across Canada. Presentations on volunteer demographics from Annand Ollivierre of Volunteer Alberta, and a keynote address on industry directions by Steve Paccagnan of the Canada West Ski Areas Association, are some of the highlights.

Patrollers will discuss the importance of safety on the slopes, review injury prevention initiatives led by the CSP and the success of our safety programs. As our organization prepares for a strong future, we are focused on supporting and contributing to a culture of injury prevention at ski areas and at non-skiing events across Canada.

The conference also provides the platform for the CSP to recognize the most outstanding of its hard-working volunteers. Canadian Ski Patroller awards, national appreciation awards, and the CSPʼs highest honour, lifetime membership awards, will be presented to deserving members on Saturday evening. The