Kamloops-area Senator honoured with postage stamp

By Greg Fry/James Peters
January 25, 2018 - 10:03am

KAMLOOPS — Six outstanding Canadian female athletes have been honoured with their own Canada Post stamps, including Kamloops-area Senator Nancy Greene Raine.

The honorees were recognized at a ceremony at the Canada Sports Hall of Fame in Calgary Wednesday, says Greene Raine.

"It was really an honour and the artist group from Vancouver did a fantastic job," she told CFJC Today. "They're beautiful stamps and it's such an honour to be in a collection with six athletes that are absolutely outsanding and very familiar to most Canadians."

The other athletes recognized were Sharon and Shirley Firth (cross-country skiing), Sonja Gaudet (wheelchair curling), Danielle Goyette (hockey) and Clara Hughes (cycling and speed skating).

The ceremony comes just weeks prior to the Winter Olympic cauldron being lit in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Greene Raine, who was voted as Canada's Female Athlete of the 20th Century, won the Gold Medal in the giant slalom at the 1968 Winter Games in Grenoble, France. She also won the World Cup Title in 1967 and 1968.

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