Barbara Ann Scott October 24th, 1949
Known as “Canada’s Sweetheart” and “Canada’s Queen of the Ice Lanes”, Barbara Ann Scott won the World Figure Skating Championship in 1947 at the age of 18. She repeated as champion in 1948; she also won the European title and the Olympic Gold medal that year.
In October 1949 Barbara Ann made an appearance in Kelowna with the “Skating Sensation of 1950” ice show for the opening of the Memorial Arena. She was made a Freeman of the City, an honorary member of the Kelowna Jaycees and was presented with a gold brooch after her skating performance.