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A podcast featuring figure skater Barbara Ann Scott, the darling of the 1948 Moritz Olympics. Scott passed away in 2012.
Interview by Nelle Oosterom
Canada’s History Senior Editor Nelle Oosterom spoke with figure skating legend Barbara Ann Scott in 2010. Scott, who passed away in 2012, made Canada proud during the 1948 St. Moritz Olympics.
Her skirt was transparent. Her midriff was bare. Canadian-born pioneer of modern dance Maud Allan scandalized Edwardian London. In more ways than one.
Despite being front and centre of the suffrage movement, Francis Beynon drifted into obscurity and has been largely omitted from the historical record.
The arrival in 1862 of a ship full of single women eased the hearts of British Columbia’s lovesick bachelors — and lined the pockets of B.C.’s future premier.
It started with a high school girls’ basketball team in Edmonton, and ended with one of the best winning records ever.