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Lucille Wheeler, Canada's first ski champion

Lucille Wheeler is given a hero's welcome in 1958 as she returns from Austria a world skiing champion.

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Digital Archives - Lucille Wheeler, Canada's first ski championMar 12, 1958 | 3:22Digital Archives Lucille Wheeler, Canada's first ski champion Audio
Digital Archives Lucille Wheeler, Canada's first ski champion Mar 12, 1958 | 3:22Lucille Wheeler is given a hero's welcome in 1958 as she returns from Austria a world skiing champion.

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