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Maple Leaf Moments: Breaking New Ground

History is made on February 26, 1960 when Anne Heggtveit (Ottawa, ON) wins gold in the ladies’ slalom at the VIII Olympic Winter Games in Squaw Valley and becomes Canada’s first-ever Olympic Champion in Alpine Skiing.

February 26 also marks the date when then-Vancouver Mayor Sam Sullivan accepts the Olympic Flag from IOC President Jacques Rogge at the Closing Ceremony held in Turin in 2006.

Vancouver Lookback: Also on this magical day in 2010, Canada won four medals including a short track Speed Skating gold medal from Charles Hamelin (Sainte-Julie, QC):