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Beckie Scott | Olympic Champion

gold medalist of Canada Beckie" Scott

From VegrevilleVermilion & 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.


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