Each year, the Canadian Ski Museum in Ottawa conducts a selection process to induct exceptional people into the Canadian Ski Hall of Fame (formerly known as the Honour Roll of Canadian Skiing). The Hall of Fame was created by the Museum in 1982 to recognize the achievements of Canada's greatest skiers and supporters. There are currently 131 members, including skiing legends such as Nancy Greene, Ken Read, Dave Irwin and many others.
BC's own Peter Webster, or Webbie, as he is affectionately known, is one of only four inductees selected for 2003. A dinner in honour of this year's inductees will be held on Saturday, November 22nd in Old Chelsea, Quebec. For those who don't know Peter, let us tell you a little about him and why he is so deserving of this honour.
Since the early 1960's, Peter has been eagerly serving the advancement of skiing through his ongoing support in numerous management and officiating roles. Peter helped establish the Canadian National Ski Team Fund, allowing all alpine competitors to compete on an equal financial footing. In 1963, he became the first manager of the Canadian National Alpine ski team (and “Les Espoirs” development group), which was based out of Nelson, BC at the time. In 1966, during his four year term as manager, the National Team competed at the FIS World Championships in Portillo, Chile. It was the first and only time a World Cup was held in the southern hemisphere