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Last week Rebagliati announced his intentions to seek the liberal nomination in the riding, and was acclaimed on Monday by the riding association with not other candidates stepping forward.
While Rebagliati is best known for his 1998 gold medal win in alpine snowboaring at Nagano - and the subsequent positive test for marijuana that threatened to take his medal away - in recent years he has made the shift into real estate. He moved from Whistler to Kelowna, is married and recently became a father.
Federal politics has a lot in common with snowboarding in that you have to know your blue and red flags, and your edges have to be sharp. Also, nobody moves in a straight line.