Fonds - Nancy Greene fonds

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Nancy Greene fonds

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  • 1968 - 2011 (Creation)
    Greene Raine, Nancy

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(b. 11 May 1943)

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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.

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The fonds consists of records relating to Nancy Greene's ski career and her involvement in Whistler local politics and community advocacy. Records include a scrapbook (1986-1987) depicting the growth and development of Whistler, correspondence to and from the Department of Highways regarding the Duffy Lake route (1988), correspondence and minutes relating to Nancy Greene's term as a Whistler School Trustee (1981). Also included are some records of the Garibaldi Olympic Development Association (1968) and the Garibaldi Olympic Committee's bid for the Winter Olympics (1980), as well as a package entitled "Whistler's Extraordinary Journey" relating to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Local government records include Official Community Plans of Whistler 1974, 1976, and 1982, and a report entitled "Proposed Ski Development of Blackcomb Mountain." Fonds includes records relating to Al Raine's term on the Advisory Parks and Recreation Commission (1976-1983).

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Acquired in two separate donations in 1995 and 2004.


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