1991, Monique Waterreus (Cross Country Skiing)

mwaterreusMonique Waterreus was inducted to the Hall of Fame for her contributions as an athlete in the sport of cross-country skiing.

Monique was born in Whitehorse in 1961 and began skiing at the age of nine in the T.E.S.T. program. She soon made a place for herself on the Yukon ski team and by 1976 she began national and international competition. Monique clearly proved her athletic abilities by winning ten Canadian championship medals including six golds at the Canadian Juniors. She represented Canada at the World Junior Championships in 1979 and 1980, placing 15th, the third best Canadian result ever at the time. She also won the 1981 year-long Nor-Am race series, the Sapporo, Japan International Ski Marathon and participated in many World Cup races in Italy, former East and West Germany, France and Canada.

Monique’s efforts were recognized by being named Yukon Female Athlete of the Year in 1977, 1978, 1980 and 1982 and receiving the Commissioners Award in 1982.