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Laurentian Ski Hall of Fame – LSM
Patricia Paré, named “Pat Paré” was born in Montréal, Québec in 1918. She was a member of the first 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 became 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 first school for skiers of 40 years old and over in Val-Morin in the Laurentians. As an athlete, she was inducted in the Hall of Fame of the Laurentian Ski Museum in 1983 in Saint-Sauveur, Québec.