From Vegreville, Vermilion & Canmore, Alberta
Rebecca “Beckie” Scott was a cross-country skiing athlete as Canada’s most successful cross-country skier and one of the world’s best all-around cross-country racers.
Born in 1974 in Vegreville, Alberta
Grew up in Vermilion, Alberta
Resides in Canmore, Alberta
Beckie Scott began cross-country skiing at the age of five. She entered her first competition at age seven and attended the Junior National Championships in 1988.
Scott is a three-time Olympian, participating at:
- the 1998 Winter Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan,
- the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Utah,
- the 2006 Winter Olympic Games in Turin, Italy.
Scott won a gold medal in cross-country skiing at the Salt Lake City games. She became the first Canadian and first North American woman to win an Olympic medal in cross-country skiing.
In 2005 Scott joined the World Anti-Doping Agency’s athlete committee.
In 2006 Scott was elected as an athlete member of the International Olympic Committee.
Scott retired in 2006, as the most decorated Canadian cross-country skier.
She currently resides in Canmore, Alberta and is a student of English through distance programs from Athabasca University.
Vegreville is a town in central Alberta. It was incorporated as a town in 1906, and that year also saw the founding of the Vegreville Observer, a weekly newspaper for the region.
A large percentage of Vegreville’s population is of Ukrainian Canadian descent, and it is home to the world’s largest pysanka (Ukrainian Easter egg).
Vermilion is a town in central Alberta within the County of Vermilion River.
Vermilion was established as a village in 1906 and incorporated as a town later that year. The town got its name from the red clay in the river valley, and means, ‘A bright red mercuric sulphide used as a pigment.’
The Imperial Block on Main Street, still in use today, is one building constructed of the local brick.
A Trip To Vermillion Alberta
Canmore is a town in Alberta, located approximately 81 kilometres west of Calgary near the southeast boundary of Banff National Park. It is located in the Bow Valley within Alberta’s Rockies.