Kirk Howell is an accomplished cross-country skier who has participated in a number of impressive events throughout his fifteen-year career. An athlete known for his outstanding sportsmanship and sense of fair play; his career began in 1987 where he placed 1st in all Cross- Country events at the Atlantic Canadian Championships. He would continue to perform well placing 1st at the 1990 Atlantic Canadian Championships and would soon find himself attending numerous National and International level competitions. From 1991-1993, Kirk was a member of the Junior National Team competing in European Ski Tour races and the Junior World Championships. In 1995, he competed in the Canada Winter Games. Here he placed 1st in the 10km freestyle, 2nd in the 15km classic and 15km classic mass start, making him the overall winner of Cross-Country Skiing in the Games. Howell’s results led him to qualify for the World Cross Country Championships in 1995. 1995 was a banner year for Kirk as he was also named Athlete of the Year at Augustana University. In 2011 he was nominated to the Board of the Alberta World Cup Society and served as a member until 2015. In 2011, Kirk was 1st overall in the Canadian Birkebeiner, Canadian Master gold medalist in three categories and was the top Canadian/third overall in the World Masters Cross Country Championships in his age group. An outstanding athlete with exemplary technical abilities, Howell was inducted into the Cross Country Newfoundland and Labrador Hall of Fame in 2016.