A public celebration of the life of Sarah Burke is to be held next Tuesday, April 10. Beginning at 8 p.m., friends and family will gather in the Whistler Village Square to celebrate the late freestyle skiing legend. Burke’s family has encouraged the public to attend.
Born in Ontario, Burke made Whistler a central part of her life throughout her ski career. She worked as a coach at Whistler summer camps for some 15 years and eventually made it her year-round home when she bought a house in nearby Squamish, B.C., where she lived with her husband and fellow professional skier, Rory Bushfield. Sarah passed away in January, eight days after a fall while training in the superpipe at Park City, Utah
This is the first public ceremony memorializing Burke in Whistler. The outpouring of love from friends and fans across the globe is a testament to the late skier’s impact on her sport and her world. A multiple X Games gold medallist, Burke, 29, was instrumental in helping to get her sport into the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
WHAT: Sarah Burke’s Public Celebration of Life
WHEN: April 10, 2012 at 8PM / PST.
WHERE: The Village Square in Whistler, British Columbia
SCHEDULED TO SPEAK: Friends and loved ones of Sarah Burke; Please note that members of Sarah’s family will not be available for interviews before or after the Celebration.
Sarah was also one of the stars in The Ski Channel film Winter.