Senator Nancy Greene Raine gives a speech. The Olympic gold medalist is being treated for cancer but still plans to ski at Sun Peaks this winter.

Senator Nancy Greene Raine gives a speech. The Olympic gold medalist is being treated for cancer but still plans to ski at Sun Peaks this winter.

Greene Raine undergoing cancer treatment, returning to Sun Peaks Resort duties

Olympic gold medallist will be skiing with Sun Peaks Resort guests this winter

By Kamloops This Week

Nancy Greene Raine, diagnosed with thyroid cancer in February, will be skiing with Sun Peaks Resort guests this winter.

“Nancy is healthy, feeling great and excited for the coming season,” resort general manager Darcy Alexander said in a press release. “The opportunity to ski with Nancy is a very special part of the Sun Peaks experience.”

Greene Raine, a resort ambassador, Olympic gold medallist and sitting Canadian senator, had her thyroid removed and was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in her lungs.

The type of lymphoma she has is common and responds well to targeted drug treatment, which will begin in late November and be completed by mid-December.

“I wish to thank all those who sent their wishes and encouragement over the past number of months, as well as those who have respected the personal nature of this journey,” Greene Raine said.

Greene Raine was named Canada’s female athlete of the 20th century by the Canadian Press and Broadcast News.

She won gold in giant slalom and silver in slalom at the 1968 Olympic Winter Games in Grenoble, France and overall World Cup titles in 1967 and 1968. Her total of 14 World Cup victories (including the Olympics) remains a Canadian record.

During her nine-year career, she won a total of 17 Canadian championship titles.