Inuvik Cross Country Ski Team
Shirley and Sharon Firth
Coached by Bjoger Pettersen, Shirley and Sharon Firth broke through the ceiling on multiple levels, including winning a staggering 79 National Championship medals. The first Aboriginal women to compete in cross-country skiing on the international stage, the twins represented Canada in four world championships, and four Olympic Winter Games.
Bjorger Pettersen with the Inuvik Cross Country Ski Team [bottom row, L to R]: Sharon Firth, Anita Allen, Roseanne Allen, Shirley Firth [top row, L to R]: Bjorger Pettersen (coach), Fred Kelly, Roger Allen, Malcolm Hunter. Department of National Health & Welfare Canada.