Olympian and Paralympian Recognized for Athletic Achievements
Premier Dwight Ball and Lisa Dempster, Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development, Mark Browne, Parliamentary Secretary for Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation and MHA for Placentia West - Bellevue, and Betty Parsley, MHA Harbour Main, honoured Olympic gold and bronze medalist Kaetlyn Osmond, a native of Marystown, and Paralympic silver medalist Liam Hickey, St. John’s, on their accomplishments at the highest levels of international athletic competition.
In recognition of their accomplishments, the Provincial Government will be renaming the Burin Peninsula Highway from Red Harbour to Marystown Osmond Way and the Holyrood Access Road will become Liam Hickey Drive.
Kaetlyn Osmond along with teammates Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford, Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir, Patrick Chan and Gabrielle Daleman won Canada’s first gold of the 2018 Olympic Games in the team event on February 12. She followed up with a bronze medal in women’s singles marking the first time a Canadian has won an Olympic medal in the event since 2010.
Liam Hickey won a silver medal in para ice hockey as a member of Team Canada which reached the gold medal game for the first time since 2006. Team Canada finished the tournament with four wins and a silver medal in the thrilling final game against Team USA, which went into overtime. He had six goals and five assists over the course of the tournament, including an assist on Canada’s only goal in the final game.