Snow Sports Canada, along with the entire snow sports community, would like to congratulate Pierre Harvey, Horst Bulau and Sarah Burke on their inductions into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame. Each of these athletes were champions of their sport, and helped to inspire the next generation of Canadian snow sports athletes.
Pierre Harvey, father of current Cross Country Skiing Canada team member Alex Harvey, was a dual Olympian, competing in both the 1984 Winter Games, and the Summer Games as a cyclist. Pierre was the first Canadian to win an international cross country skiing event when he won the 30km freestyle in Falun, Sweden.
Horst Bulau, an Ottawa native, is a four-time Winter Olympian and Canada’s most successful athlete in ski jumping with 13 World Cup victories. Horst is an active volunteer in the snow sports community, and is credited with raising the profile of ski jumping in Canada.
Sarah Burke was a four-time X Games gold medalist and a pioneer of freestyle skiing, the first female to land a 720, 900, and 1080 in a competition. A driving force behind the inclusion of women’s slopestyle and half-pipe at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, Sarah tragically passed away at the age of 29 during a training accident in Utah in 2012. Sarah’s memory lives on with the Sarah Burke Foundation, and in the generation of freestyle athletes that she continues to inspire.
Congratulations on your achievements, and thank you for all that you have done for snow sports in Canada! #weownsnow