Steve Fairbairn Award
Steven Fairbairn has been a snowboarder since 1990, way before snowboarding was considered a sport and 8 years before the first event in the Olympics. He was one of six founding members of Snowboard Nova Scotia (formerly the Nova Scotia Snowboard Association) taking on the role as first president of the association and helped host the first snowboard event in Nova Scotia.
He helped Canada Snowboard develop their first LTAD, the coaching curriculum from Comp Intro to Com Dev, he was the Assistant Team Manager in the 2006 Winter Olympics, a Board member of Canada Snowboard for 20 years and Head coach of NS Snowboard Association (2008-2011 volunteering for years previous to that). His contributions to the race program in Nova Scotia has led to athletes competing Nationals, NorAm’s and even world cups with numerous retired athletes returning to the sport to coach.
The Steve Fairbairn Award is presented to a local snowboarder who displays a positive attitude, a need for funding and a promising future in snowboard racing.