Summerside to rename street in Heather Moyse's honour

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Heather Moyse poses with her second Olympic gold medal. Moyse and her teammate Kaillie Humphries repeated as gold medallists.

SUMMERSIDE – The City of Summerside will honour two-time Olympian Heather Moyse by re-naming one of the city’s major streets in her honour.

Summerside Mayor Basil Stewart said Harbour Drive will be re-named Heather Moyse Drive during a special ceremony set for Canada Day.

“Being a Canadian Olympic gold medalist, we thought we’d make it part of the Canada Day ceremonies,” Stewart said. “”She’s going to be available round noon on July 1. So, it’s going to be part of that ceremony.”

Stewart said the business on Harbour Drive have been notified of the pending name change.

“They are quite pleased about it,” he said. “We wanted to make sure the businesses along there had time to get their letterhead changed.”

The idea of naming a street after Moyse was announced the night of her reception at Credit Union Place following her back-to-back gold medal wins at the Olympic Games.

Organizations: Credit Union Place, Olympic Games

Geographic location: SUMMERSIDE

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  • CFA
    April 16, 2014 - 22:07

    We'll deserved. Congrats Heather!

  • Billy
    April 16, 2014 - 20:34

    I also agree that to rename a street that actually means something, harbour drive is where, oh by the harbour of course, but Heather moyse drive, where is that. Nothing wrong with naming a street after her. I am sure there will be a basil street someday also.

  • i saw the Heather Moyse Lights?
    April 16, 2014 - 11:17

    Wish it was another street named after her as Harbour Drive really suits that area. It conjures up visions of water, the song Harbour Lights, and indicates to tourists there is water nearby.

    • I So Agree!
      April 16, 2014 - 15:48

      I agree. This is a bit overboard and makes no sense to change a street name that is so well known and like the above comment says, Harbour Drive is exactly what it is. True she did great, but I think this is going too far. What about the doctors that save lives every day, or the firemen or those who do heroic acts everyday...they don't get streets named after them! Just sayin!

    • I agree
      April 16, 2014 - 16:53

      I'm a big Heather Moyse fan but this is going too far. I agree with person who commented about doctors, police, firemen, ambulance drivers, etc. who don't have streets named after them. Heather Moyse did something very special but why is this more significant than what a doctor, cop or fireman does?