OPENING KEYNOTE: Nancy Greene Raine- Canada’s Female Athlete of the 20th Century, Entrepreneur and Senator
Excelling In the Tourism Sector and Learning from the 2010 Olympics
It’s rare to find someone who can confidently advise both an Olympic hopeful and a young entrepreneur, but if anyone is qualified, it is Nancy Greene Raine.
CTHRC's spokesperson once dominated the ski slopes, winning gold and silver Olympic medals at the 1968 Grenoble Olympics. Among her long list of professional accomplishments are Olympic and World Cup Champion, Canadian Female Athlete of the 20th Century, entrepreneur, Chancellor of Thompson Rivers University, Office of the Order of Canada and Senator. 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.