06/03/2019 | News release | Distributed by Public on 06/04/2019 21:15
Calgary, Alta. (June 3, 2019) - Alpine Canada and the Canadian ski racing community mourn the passing of Peter Andrews, a long serving FIS Council member (1993-2000) and former President of the Canadian Snowsport Association. He was also the FIS Alpine technical director, a long-time member of the alpine World Cup subcommittee and organizer of the 1979 World Cup in Whistler, B.C. He passed last week surrounded by his family.
A Canadian ski pioneer, Andrews was a dedicated and passionate advocate of alpine ski racing and the FIS Alpine World Cup. He encouraged the organization of many of the first World Cup races in Canada, including the first World Cup downhill hosted on Canadian snow at Lake Louise in 1980.
As part of his participation and volunteerism in the sport at all levels - provincially, nationally, and internationally - Andrews was a role model for athletes and event organizers alike, encouraging them to remain involved in the sport as volunteers, within organizing committees, and as technical directors.
His passion for ski racing and the Canadian ski community will be greatly missed. On behalf of Alpine Canada and our nation-wide community of ski racers, we offer our sincere condolences to Peter's wife, Barbara, and his family and friends during this difficult time.