Press and Articles

My Father – Why is a 70-Year-Old Swede Roller Skiing Across The Entire Country of Canada?

Article Appearing in the Creston Valley Advance (June 25th, 2005)

Article Appearing in the Creston Valley Advance (July 14th, 2005)

Across Canada by Roller-Ski – The Daily Townsman (Cranbrook) – Wednesday, July 13, 2005


Article Appearing in the Calgary Herald

Give a Little…Give a Lot

Friday, July 29, 2005
Page: B9
Section: City & Region
Source: Calgary Herald
Skier rolls across Canada

Alex Nilsson is roller skiing across Canada to raise money and awareness for diabetes prevention. He started in Victoria, B.C., at the end of June and travels about 75 kilometres each day. He has already travelled through Crownest Pass, Coalhurst, Lethbridge, Taber and Saskatchewan. To learn more about his journey, visit


Websites Alex is Featured On

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