Patricia Pat Paré *

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Patricia
Pat Paré *
(1918 - 2003)
Remarquable athlete fighting for gender equality.
Inducted in 1983

Patricia Paré, named “Pat Paré” was born in Montréal, Québec in 1918. She was a member of the 1st women ski club in Canada : the Penguin Ski Club. She won the downhill at the Dominion Ladies’ Championship in 1937. She was the first woman to win the downhill at the Quebec-Kandahar race in 1940. In the same years, she becamed the first woman ski instructor at the Hans Falkner School in Mont Tremblant, Québec. All her life, she fought to have women admitted as ski instructors in the Canadian Ski Instructors’ Alliance (CSIA). In 1961, she was the director of the 1st school for skiers of 40 years old and over in Val-Morin in the Laurentides. As athlete, she was inducted in the Hall of Fame of the Laurentian Ski Museum in 1983 at Saint-Sauveur, Québec.

Patricia Pat Paré *