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William B. Thompson

1905 - 1994

Cross-Country :: Builder

Born in Montreal, Quebec on May 18th, 1905, W.B.(Bill) Thompson was one of the country's most influential figures in the formative years of organized skiing in Canada.  From 1934 to 1936, in a period of political turbulence emerging between the eastern and western factions of the country, he was president of the Canadian Amateur Ski Association (CASA founded in 1921). His guiding influence in the repair of the schism cannot be underestimated as he succeeded in expanding the national organization from 19 to 62 clubs across the country. Working with western figures of influence, Kennington Hague and Nels Nelson in particular, an improved organizational structure was developed which established a national "zone" system which still exits in modified form today... ['CLICK' BELOW TO READ FULL BIOGRAPHY]

Active Period:  1923 - 1936

Inducted:  1982

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