Nancy Greene Park

Feature Type:Provincial Park - Legally defined land area, under provincial jurisdiction, for camping, outdoor recreation, and preservation of wildlife.
Status:
Name Authority: BC Geographical Names Office
Relative Location: Surrounding Nancy Greene Lake, NW of Rossland, Kootenay Land District
Latitude-Longitude: 49°15'19''N, 117°56'30''W at the approximate centre of this feature.
Datum: NAD83
NTS Map: 82F/5

Origin Notes and History:

Established per Order in Council 266, 25 January 1972, containing 70 acres of foreshore and 381 acres of upland. Redescribed per OIC 1201/90. Conversion of OIC to Statute designation per Bill 17-2000: Protected Areas of British Columbia Act, 29 June 2000; the whole containing 203 ha. more or less.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office

In recognition of Rossland resident Nancy Greene (1943 - ), the 1967 World Champion skier and gold medalist at the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France, "....who stands as a symbol of the area's representation in skiing tournaments and in the Winter Olympics." (W.R. Young, Chief, Geographic Division, BC Lands Forests & Water Resources, 31 July 1970). In 1969 Nancy Greene married Al Raine (then-director of Canada's National Ski Team), and the two subsequently played a pivotal role in developing & promoting Whistler as a winter sports destination. By the mid-1990's Nancy Greene and Al Raine had left Whistler to develop the Sun Peaks ski resort near Kamloops, and they still make their home there. In November 1999 Nancy Greene was named Canada's Female Athlete of the Century in a poll by the Canadian Press Association.

Source: BC place name cards, or correspondence to/from BC's Chief Geographer or BC Geographical Names Office