1997, Jane Vincent (Cross Country Skiing)

jvincentJane Vincent was inducted into the Hall of Fame for her contribution as an athlete in the sport of cross-country skiing.

Jane was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1966 and donned her first pair of cross-country skis at the age of 3. In high school her love of the sport became obvious as she began entering a number of major competitions. Her dream of being in the Olympics was realized at 26 when she represented Canada at the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France.

Her quest motivated her through endless hours of training and by 1985 she had become a member of Canada’s National Ski Team and continued this standard of excellence until 1992. She moved to the Yukon in 1989 and made her home in Dawson City in typical Yukon fashion. Her training had to be very innovative in Dawson City. However, her lack of training facilities was overwhelmed by tremendous community support.

Jane has finished racing nationally and internationally but still participates in local races. Her love for the sport is still strong and she continues to promote cross-country skiing in various Yukon communities.