The Barbara Ann Scott Doll came to fame after she won a gold medal at the 1948 Winter Games at St. Moritz, Switzerland. She was victorious in various Olympic events including the Lou Marsh Trophy as Canada’s top athlete in 1945, 1947 and 1948. She was acknowledged in the Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in 1955, while in 1991 she was credited by the Canadian Figure Skating Hall of Fame.
Scott was the honorary chair of the 2006 world championships in Calgary. She had indeed become a true role model for young Canadian women in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Later even in 2009, she had the honor of carrying the Olympic torch into the House of Commons while it proceeded to Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Games.