Barbara Ann Scott has been visiting Ottawa this week,
during which her presence has rightfully been honored at
Scott, the 1948 World and Winter Olympic champion, was in
attendance Wednesday morning at The Perley and Rideau
Veterans' Health Centre. There, she was introduced as
one of three Honorary Co-Chairs for their Capital Campaign.
Joining her in this role will be Grete Hale and
General (Ret.) Rick Hillier. The campaign, entitled "Building Choices,
Enriching Lives" is an initiative to raise funds to
help meet the need for more housing for seniors, including
Scott followed her visit to The Perley and Rideau Veterans'
Health Centre by returning to her former club, The Minto Skating
Club. This is where Scott learned how to skate, and
perfected the skills that would lead her to many gold
medals throughout her career. She represented The Minto
Skating Club for many years, culminating in 1948 when she
became the only person to hold the North American,
European, World and Olympic figure skating titles at the
same time. Scott's support of her former club continues to
Thursday, Scott was on hand for the unveiling of her new
exhibit, located at Ottawa City Hall. The Barbara Ann Scott
Gallery displays the collection of skating memorabilia she
has donated to the city over the past year. The exhibit
includes priceless items, such as her 1948 Olympic gold
medal, the key to the city of Ottawa, and the Barbara Ann
Scott doll, produced in the late 1940's and early 1950's.
The exhibit contains over one hundred articles, which will
be on display at City Hall for an indefinite amount of
At the conclusion of this busy week, Scott will be
returning to her current residence in Florida.