It is with profound sadness that we share the untimely passing of John Heilig. John was part of the preparation team for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games and suffered a suspected heart attack while in China.
John was a key member of our Board and Organizing Committee, representing ski jumping and Nordic combined. He was a tireless supporter of the Nordic sports, inspiring youth to be active and have fun while recreating and competing on snow. He was so excited that Canada was awarded the 2023 Nordic Junior World Championships and that he could be part of showcasing Whistler Olympic Park again some 13 years after our own Winter Olympics of which he was a big part of.
John will be dearly missed by all of us in the Nordic community and we send our condolences to his family and friends.
A GoFundMe Campaign has been started to assist the Heilig family with funeral services.