Jungle Jim fellow Olympic alpine skier has a sports talk show "Sportcology" on SportsNet 960 the Fan. He is a friend in sport, always promoting amateur athletes and a huge supporter of Paralympians. Jungle interviewed Viviane and Senator Nancy Greene Raine after the final run of Viviane's career. Listen to the radio program on the following link. The entire show is AWESOME! 5/4/2013 The Jungle Jim Hunter Show - MAY 4/13 We talk with the Senator Nancy Greene Raine about Viviane Forest.
April 16, 2013 IPC article by Jake Duhaime for IPC
This is a candid and touching article about Viviane Forest's career and is a glimpse into the Viviane I know. Thank you for writing one of the best articles I've seen on Viviane's retirement Jake - Carrie
There were no medals at stake onthe final career run of three-timeParalympic gold medallist VivaneForest at last month’s Para-AlpineCanadian Championships, yet thenerves still rippled through her.
Forest announced her retirement from para-sport on 29 March, but she knew the 2012-13 season would be her last before it even began.
When speaking to crowds, "One of my main messages I tell them is that whatever you like to do in life, follow your passion, never give up and always believe in yourself," Forest said. "Make sure you have the right people around you to give you the chance to accomplish your dreams."
Read the full article on the IPC website http://www.paralympic.org/feature/forest-makes-final-run-one-remember
SUN PEAKS, B.C. (MARCH 29, 2013) — Kelsey Verboom ALPINE CANADA ALPIN The Alpine Canada Alpin Release.
Para-alpine skier Viviane Forest – the first Canadian woman to win a gold medal in both the Summer and Winter Games – capped off a shining ski racing career on Friday with a ceremonial final run led by skiing legend Nancy Greene Raine.
Forest announced her retirement Friday at the Sport Chek Para-Alpine Canadian Championships in Sun Peaks, B.C., and took a celebratory run down the giant slalom course as a farewell to competitive ski racing.
The 33-year-old skier from Edmonton, Alta., is hanging up her skis as one of the most successful female athletes from the Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team. She is a three-time Paralympic gold medallist – once in downhill skiing and twice in goalball – and won five medals at the 2010 Vancouver Paralympics. She was the overall International Paralympic Committee (IPC) World Cup champion in 2009, and has earned 17 World Cup and eight world championship podiums.
“I’m very happy with my career. I couldn’t hope for anything better,” Forest said. “I went through some amazing moments, and I was the best in the world in some disciplines, and then I hurt myself (in 2010). I didn’t want to finish my career with an injury. I know it happens a lot in sport, but I hoped that I would have the opportunity to prove to myself that I could still do it and not be afraid to ski fast again. I wanted to finish on a good note.”
Viviane Forest Retires from Alpine Skiing with a Final Celebration Run with Ski Legend Senator Nancy Greene
Viviane Forest announced her retirement from Alpine Ski racing at the National Championshps held in Sun Peaks, BC March 27-31, 2013. Viviane is skiing GS and Slalom at this tournament. She is having a great time saying good bye to old friends and making new ones. She met Senator Nancy Greene on the hill and they hit it off (of course). Alpine Canada released a video of Viviane's honorary run with Nany Green. One champ with another!
ALPINE CANADA APLIN March 29, 2013: Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team member Viviane Forest skis a farewell run with Nancy Greene Raine after announcing her retirement from para-alpine ski racing. The Youtube link to the Nancy Green run can be found here http://youtu.be/gUM9_Y5GyS4
19 mars — La Brossardoise Viviane Forest avait gagné deux médailles d’or en goalball aux Jeux paralympiques de Sydney en 2000 et d’Athènes en 2004. Fatiguée des commotions cérébrales à répétition, elle a pris une pause d’un an, avant de se lancer dans le ski para-alpin en 2006, dans l’Ouest du pays. Ça signifiait descendre les pistes à plus de 100 km/h avec 4% de vision, derrière un guide voyant, lui indiquant le tracé. Pour lire la suite de l'article de Pierre Loiselle dans le Brossard Éclaire.