Nancy Greene Raine captured Alpine Skiing gold in the giant slalom at the 1968 Grenoble Olympics and won the first women’s World Cup title in 1967. She was instrumental in developing the Whistler/Black-comb and Sun Peaks ski resorts.
Monthly Archives: July 2015
Ivy Granstrom (d. 2004) was a passionate runner and swimmer who was visually impaired. Ivy was a 76-time Polar Bear Swim participant in Vancouver and was awarded the Order of Canada in 1988.
Kerrin-Lee Gartner overcame injuries to become a gold medalist at the 1992 Albertville Olympics, a first in downhill Skiing for any Canadian. Gartner is a three-time Olympian, and has three World Cup runner-up finishes.
Lori Fung captured gold at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics, the first Olympics to feature Rhythmic Gymnastics.
Norma Foster was the first woman ever to judge for the World Karate Federation. She holds a fifth-degree black belt and is a three-time National Karate Association Champion.
Charmaine Crooks had a 17-year Athletics career earning medals at the Olympic, Commonwealth, Pan American Games, the World Cup and the Canadian National Championships.
Angela Chalmers was the first woman in Athletics to win both the 1,500 and 3,000m races at the 1981 Canada Summer Games. She was also a bronze medalist in the 3,000m at the 1992 Olympics.
Isabell Cavallin (d. 1994) was an advocate for the rights of people with intellectual disabilities. Her contribution to sport includes training track athletes with intellectual disabilities with the Burnaby Athletic Club.
Debbie Brill forever changed the sport of high jumping with what has come to be known as the “Brill Bend.” Brill has won more than 65 national and international championships.
Lori Bowden is an Ironman World Champion and winner of 11 Ironman titles. Bowden claimed the second fastest Ironman Triathlon time by a woman ever.