Ljiljana Ljubisic is a five-time Paralympian and six-time medalist, winning a gold medal in discus at the 1992 Barcelona Paralympian Games. She is a strong advocate for women in sport.
Marjorie Leeming (d. 1987) won a score of national titles in Tennis in singles, doubles and mixed doubles in 1925, as well as the double crown in 1930 and 1932. She was voted BC’s outstanding tennis player six times.
Marion Lay was Canada’s 100m freestyle Swimming champion (1964-68) winning bronze at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics with the 100m freestyle relay team. She is a long time advocate for women in sport and a founding member of ProMOTION Plus and CAAWS.
Silken Laumann is a four-time Olympian who overcame a serious leg injury ten weeks before the 1992 Barcelona Olympics to bring home a bronze medal in Rowing.
Kathleen Heddle competed at the 1992 Barcelona and 1996 Atlanta Olympics in Rowing. She paired up with Marnie McBean to bring home a total of four Olympic medals – three gold and one bronze.
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.
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.