Nancy Greene Raine
Year Inducted: 1969
Born: May 11, 1943, Ottawa, CAN
During the 1960's Nancy Greene was a leading competitor in international ski racing and was the first woman to win the overall World Cup. A three time Olympian for Canada she also claimed 5 US national titles. She won the overall World Cup two years in a row, 1967 and 1968 and won gold and silver medals at the 1968 Olympic Winter Games in Grenoble. Her record of 14 World Cup victories (in 1968 Olympic wins counted for World Cup points) ranks 28th overall (2009) and is 3rd in North American results. She is the holder of 17 Canadian championship titles.
During her post competitive career she served on the National Task Force for Fitness and Amateur Sport, a commission created by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, to study Canada's lack of success in world competition. She and her husband, Al Raine, a former Canadian team coach, were involved in the early development of Whistler as a world class ski resort. Lately they have been involved with the development of Sun Peaks Resort in Kamloops, British Columbia.
In 2008, Nancy Greene Raine was appointed by Prime Minister Stephen Harper to the Canadian Senate.