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Father J.M. Mouchet (2013)

Cross Country Skiing

Father Mouchet played an instrumental role introducing the sport of cross country skiing to the North in the 1950s and beyond. Father Mouchet was an Oblate priest who came to Northern Canada in 1946, from his hometown of Malbuisson, France. He was initially posted in Telegraph Creek, BC, but then was posted to Old Crow, Inuvik, Whitehorse and Ross River.

While living in Inuvik, Father Mouchet founded the Territorial Experimental Ski Training (TEST) Program. This program was supported by the NWT Government to develop an outdoor education program in Inuvik. The TEST program grew to...

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