Car­bon­ear to name ramp after Spe­cial Olympian San­dra Smith

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CAR­BON­EAR, NL — A Spe­cial Olympian who medalled this year at the World Win­ter Games in Aus­tria is set to have an­other hon­our be­stowed on her.

At last Tues­day’s meet­ing, coun­cil unan­i­mously ap­proved a rec­om­men­da­tion from the recre­ation com­mit­tee to re­name the ramp con­nect­ing Colum­bus Drive and Val­ley Road San­dra’s Run in hon­our of San­dra Smith.

Coun. Ed Goff, chair of the com­mit­tee, said a sign with a pic­ture of Smith would be in­stalled at the ramp to help rec­og­nize her athletic ac­com­plish­ments.

Smith, who lives in Car­bon­ear and is a mem­ber of the Tri-Con Gen­tle Gi­ants Spe­cial Olympics Club, won two gold medals and a sil­ver in snow­shoe­ing events at the 2017 Spe­cial Olympics World Win­ter Games.

A year ear­lier at the Spe­cial Olympics Canada Win­ter Games in Cor­ner Brook, Smith re­turned home with an iden­ti­cal medal count com­pet­ing in snow­shoe­ing events. She’s pre­vi­ously com­peted in track and field and swim­ming.

The town will hold a spe­cial cer­e­mony to re­name the ramp at a later date.

COM­PASS FILE PHOTO

San­dra Smith of Car­bon­ear, pic­tured at a cel­e­bra­tion held ear­lier this year fol­low­ing her re­turn home from the Spe­cial Olympics World Win­ter Games in Aus­tria, has an­other hon­our com­ing her way.

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