Perhaps the most offensive part of the 2014 Sochi Olympics was when the International Olympic Committee banned athletes from wearing “Believe in Sarah” stickers. Honouring the work Sarah Burke put in to get half-pipe skiing into the Olympics, the gesture was a sign of respect towards one of Canada’s greatest athletes.
Well thankfully, the province of Ontario is trying to honour Sarah properly. Premier Kathleen Wynne announced Wednesday that Highway 93, which runs through Simcoe County, where Burke was born and raised, will be named the Sarah Burke Memorial Highway.
Wynne said in a statement that the highway will “provide a lasting reminder of her accomplishments. It will remind girls everywhere of the amazing possibilities that are open to them in our beautiful province.”
Burke was born in Barrie, Ontario and raised in Midland where she began skiing at five years of age.