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Greene Raine, Nancy
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- Greene, Nancy
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Dates of existence
b. 11 May 1943
Nancy Greene was born in Ottawa. She was a member of the Canadian National Ski Team from 1959-1968, and won the Canadian Championship six times. Her distinguished career also includes World Cup wins in 1967 and 1968 as well as Olympic medals. She married Al Raine in 1969.
Al and Nancy built a ski cabin in Whistler in 1970 and spent their summers there coaching on the glacier. When Al retired from the ski team in 1975, they moved back to British Columbia full time. Both Al and Nancy worked hard to help Whistler become a major international ski destination. Nancy became the unofficial 'Whistler Ambassador' promoting the area to investors, skiers and the media.
In 1985, following a two year sabbatical in Europe, the family returned to Whistler and built Nancy Greene's Olympic Lodge. Nancy and Al sold the hotel in 1988 and it was joined to the neighboring property, becoming Nancy Greene Lodge.
Functions, occupations and activities
Ottawa, Canada - May 11, 1943
Rossland, British Columbia
Red Mountain Ski Club
Married - Alan E. Raine, 1969
Twin Sons - Charley & Willy, Born 1970
Sun Peaks Resort - British Columbia, Canada
Canadian National Ski Team - 1959 to 1968
World Championship Teams - 1962 & 1966
Canadian Olympic Teams - 1960, 1964, 1968
17 Canadian Ski Championship titles
3 U.S. Ski Championship titles
13 World Cup victories in1967 & 1968, the most by a Canadian
1967 - Overall World Cup Champion
1968 - Overall World Cup Champion
Olympic Champion - Giant Slalom
Olympic Silver Medallist - Slalom
F.I.S. Alpine Combined Champion
Honours & Awards:
1968 - Officer of the Order of Canada
1968 - Order of the Dogwood, (BC's highest award)
1967 & 1968 - Canadian 'Athlete of the Year'
1967 - Amateur Athletic Union 'Female Athlete of the Year'
1968 - B'nai B'rith 'Woman of the Year'
1988 - B.C. 'Ambassador of Tourism'
1991 - Whistler's 'Citizen of the Year' (with husband Al)
1999 - Hon. Doctorate of Laws, University College of the Cariboo
1999 - Canadian Female Athlete of the Century
1999 - HALVA International Skiing Award
2002 - Hon. Doctorate of Laws, Royal Roads University
2004 - Hon. Doctorate of Laws, Simon Fraser University
2004: Order of British Columbia
National Sports Hall of Fame
B.C. Sports Hall of Fame
Canadian Honour Roll of Skiing
U.S. Ski Hall of Fame
1968 Federal Task Force on Sport
Honourary Chairman, Nancy Greene Ski League
Director of Skiing, Sun Peaks Resort
Senator for British Columbia, Government of Canada