Alongside a few other big names, Sarah Burke is going to be inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame. It’s an incredible gesture for the skier who passed away this year but it was something was inevitable for a skier of her calibre.
“The Canadian Olympic Committee is very proud of this exceptional class of inductees,” said Canadian Olympic Committee President Marcel Aubut. “We look forward to celebrating their achievements and the success of the 2012 Canadian Olympic Team from September 19 in Ottawa to September 21, in Toronto for a parade with our Olympic heroes and the 2012 Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame Gala Dinner and Induction Ceremony.”
“Sarah was one of those extraordinary women who believed that anything was possible,” said Burke’s mother Jan Phelan. “I think that her belief not only helped her succeed, but inspired others to be the best that they could be. I know that Sarah would be happy that all she worked for and sought to achieve is being honoured with her induction into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame.”