About the Canadian Eastern Championships

ENGNE was created by three local ski clubs and a race organization to host, organize, and promote major events and competitions in cross-country skiing and related sports. We enrich the experience for participants and fans, promote healthy lifestyle, amateur and competitive sport, and bolster the reputation of Gatineau and the National Capital Region as a sports and cultural destination.

The Canadian Eastern Championships Logo

Ever wonder what the logo represents?


  • The maple leaf represents the Canadian aspect of the event
  • The skier is positioned on the right side of the maple leaf to represent the Eastern Canadian aspect of the event
  • The bottom three solid stripes are symbolic of three area clubs who were key in the creation of the joint organizing committee for the event. They are solid in color to also represent the Ottawa, Gatineau and Rideau rivers, coming together.
  • The additional three white stripes symbolize the snow, the hilly terrain.
  • Together the six stripes are also a representation of the racetracks‑set, in perspective
  • The snowflakes as a whole represent the Ottawa-Outaouais Cross Country Ski Community and its components, the clubs

The original idea was submitted by Geoff Way‑Nee, at the time a 17-year-old ski racer from Peterborough Ontario and a grade 12 student at Adam Scott CVI. He raced with Kawartha Nordic Ski Club. Geoff won the Eastern Canadian Championships Logo Contest.

Graphic Designer

The professional finish of the logo was done by graphic designer Krisitina Raja.