Residents of Midland in Ontario, Canada, have made a touching gesture to honor the memory of freeskiing star Sarah Burke, who died last month after an accident during training in a superpipe.
Burke grew up on Huron Street in Midland, and residents in the neighborhood, according to Simcoe.com, have requested that the town change the road's name to Sarah Burke Street.
"It would be a great tribute to one of Midland’s amazing, beautiful, young and inspirational athletes, who was taken from us way too soon," Rick and Debbie Dalziel stated in a letter to the city council, supported by the signatures of 11 neighbours. "Being friends and next-door neighbours of the Burke family for several years, we feel that Sarah and the entire family would be truly touched by this honour."
The entire street is in agreement regarding the name change but a councilman responded that the gesture may be too modest.
Still, many will agree that the name change ought to be granted, along with whatever larger gesture the council may come up with.
The request has been forwarded to the planning and development committee for review, after which it'll be brought to council for a decision.