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Nancy Greene Raine

Canada's Female Athlete of the Century

Named Canada’s female athlete of the century, Nancy Greene Raine has chartered a legendary course on and off the ski slopes.

Sun Peaks, British Columbia, Canada


What Makes a Winner?
An insightful address, specifically tailored to your audiences exact needs, outlining winning qualities and what steps you can take to personally achieve excellence.

Goal Setting and Re-Setting: Maintaining Focus
An informative presentation dealing with the skills involved in goal-setting and step-by-step techniques that will show you how to maintain your focus in order to achieve your specific goals.

So… You Say You’re a Team Player?
This presentation provides information and techniques that are vital to people working to achieve the most effective team environment possible, thereby achieving the greatest results.

Tourism, Recreation and Community Development
After retiring from her ski racing career, Nancy and her husband Al Raine were instrumental in the early development of Whistler Resort where they built their first hotel. In 1995 they moved to Sun Peaks Resort where they again were pioneers in opening up BC’s second largest mountain resort. Drawing on her experiences as a tourism business owner, Nancy will reflect on the impact the 2010 Olympics will have on the Canadian tourism industry and its workforce, highlighting the importance of setting goals, seizing extraordinary opportunities, and maintaining a positive attitude.

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Panelist/In Conversation

  • Your expertise and enthusiasm helped to set a new standard of excellence for this major conference. Thanks for taking the time to make our annual conference a success!

    - Grant Thornton
  • Nancy Greene did a fantastic job with our group. She was very interesting and motivational. - RBC

Summary Profile

Named Canada’s female athlete of the century, Nancy Greene Raine has chartered a legendary course on and off the ski slopes. As the 1968 Olympics approached, Greene Raine was a favourite to win in three ski events, but an injury just a month before the Games put her chances in jeopardy. She placed tenth in her opening race, but attacked the giant slalom with everything she had, and crossed the line with the gold medal. Her victory, by an incredible 2.68 seconds is still considered one of the most decisive wins in modern Olympic history.

Greene Raine has made skiing her life’s work.With her husband Al, she coached young skiers in Whistler and helped build the resort into a major international ski destination.

In 2009, Greene Raine was named a senator by Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper. She was also honoured as one of five Canadian heroes chosen to light the Olympic cauldron during the Opening Ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Games.