Crys­tal’s Way in the works

Re­nam­ing of Cros­bie Road Ex­ten­sion dis­cussed at re­cent coun­cil meet­ing

The Compass - - Front page - BY CHRIS LEWIS Chris.lewis@cb­n­com­

Spe­cial Olympian Crys­tal Young of Har­bour Grace came home this past March with sev­eral medals to com­mem­o­rate her suc­cess at the Spe­cial Olympics World Win­ter Games in Aus­tria. Now, Har­bour Grace is look­ing to re­name her usual run­ning route in her hon­our – Crys­tal’s Way.

Award-win­ning Spe­cial Olympian Crys­tal Young of Har­bour Grace can look for­ward to see­ing her name on a street sign in the near fu­ture.

Dur­ing a Har­bour Grace reg­u­lar coun­cil meet­ing held on Wed­nes­day, Sept. 6, dis­cus­sion was brought forth on Crys­tal’s Way – a new name for an old path in the com­mu­nity, named af­ter Young fol­low­ing her suc­cess at the re­cent Spe­cial Olympics World Win­ter Games, held in Aus­tria.

The road, cur­rently named Cros­bie Road Ex­ten­sion, runs along the lo­cal soft­ball field, and is one of Young’s more prom­i­nent routes dur­ing her runs through the com­mu­nity. In hon­our of her, and her ded­i­ca­tion to ath­let­ics, the plan is to re­name the road Crys­tal’s Way.

Deputy Mayor So­nia Wil­liams, fol­lowed by over­whelm­ing ap­proval from fel­low coun­cil mem­bers, brought the sug­ges­tion forth to coun­cil Wed­nes­day night.

Wil­liams made a mo­tion for the nam­ing of the road, as a proper mo­tion had not been made dur­ing pre­vi­ous dis­cus­sions on the topic at past coun­cil meet­ings. The mo­tion was car­ried fol­low­ing unan­i­mous ap­proval.

Coun. Gor­don Stone fol­lowed up with a sug­ges­tion that the town hold a for­mal event dur­ing the road’s re­nam­ing in or­der to make the ded­i­ca­tion well known to res­i­dents.

In March of 2017, Young, along­side fel­low Con­cep­tion Bay North ath­lete San­dra Smith of Carbonear, par­tic­i­pated in the Spe­cial Olympics World Win­ter Games, specif­i­cally in­volved in sev­eral snow­shoe­ing events. Both Young and Smith came from their three-week stint in Aus­tria with mul­ti­ple medals, and a night full of cheers and cel­e­bra­tions fol­low­ing their suc­cess.

Young’s face can also be seen on a new sign erected just along the en­trance to Har­bour Grace, com­ing from the Vet­eran’s Me­mo­rial High­way.

As of Fri­day, no date has been set for the re­nam­ing of Crys­tal’s Way.


Crys­tal Young of Har­bour Grace re­ceived sev­eral medals dur­ing her three weeks spent at the Spe­cial Olympics World Win­ter Games in Aus­tria this year.

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