Sun Peaks celebrates 50th anniversary of Nancy Greene’s 1968 Olympic Gold!!

Article #3183
2018-02-07
Published By: Kathy Stahr


PHOTO: Canada Post unveiled a stamp depicting Sun Peaks resident and Conservative Senator Nancy Greene Raine alongside other female winter Olympians (Canada Post)


Canadian skiing legend and sitting Sen. Nancy Greene Raine’s life changed when she won two medals at the 1968 Olympic Winter Games in Grenoble, France. She won gold in giant slalom and silver in slalom.
 

Sun Peaks Resort will celebrate the 50th anniversary of her accomplishment on February 15th.

The public will be given an opportunity to ski alongside Greene Raine, 74, and meet with her at Masa’s Bar and Grill.


At 11:30 a.m., skiers are invited to meet Greene Raine, the resort’s director of skiing, atop the Sunburst chair before joining her on a run.

There will be a flag parade on the platter lift at noon, followed by a presentation and cake at village base.

At 7 p.m., there will be a celebration at Masa’s Bar & Grill, featuring live coverage of the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, live music & complimentary applies.

 

Greene Raine and husband Al, the mayor of Sun Peaks, have called the resort home for more than two decades.

She was voted Canada’s female athlete of the 20th century by newspaper editors and broadcasters in 1999.

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