Sarah Burke, Sarah Blyth, and Kristine Chambers to be honoured for contributions to women in sport
Freestyle skiing pioneerSarah Burke is set to be honoured posthumously at an annual event celebrating B.C. women in sport.
Earlier this week, the Canadian Olympic Committee announced that Burke will be inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame. Burke was a four-time Winter X Games gold medalist who campaigned to get superpipe added to the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Sarah Blyth and Kristine Chambers are the other two women slated to be honoured at the In Her Footsteps event, which will take place at the Vancouver Lawn Tennis & Badminton Club.
Blyth is a founder of the Vancouver Skateboard Coalition and the chair of the Vancouver park board. She’s helped create new skate parks and street soccer teams.
A triathlete and coach, Chambers founded the Vancouver-based Exceleration Triathlon and Multisport Club, which provides opportunities for youth to explore different types of physical activity.
The In Her Footsteps recognition program is organized by ProMOTION Plus, the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame, and the B.C. Centre of Excellence for Women’s Health. In Her Footsteps honourees’ stories are featured in an exhibit at the hall of fame.