SUMMERSIDE – Beginning in July, motorists travelling along the Summerside waterfront will be driving on a newly dedicated roadway – Heather Moyse Drive.
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The Summerside technical services committee moved a resolution Tuesday night, recommending city council to change Harbour Drive to Heather Moyse Drive in honour of the two-time Olympic gold medalist.
Summerside Mayor Basil Stewart made the announcement in April that the official renaming will take place 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 around noon on July 1. So, it's going to be part of that ceremony.”
Four new streets were assigned names, two of them in honour of veterans.
Two private streets in Woodridge Place Mobile Home Park will be named in memory of Earl J. Watson, Watson Avenue, and John Hensley, Hensley Avenue.
A third street in the park will be named Hinton Street in honour of J.S. Hinton, commissioner of Summerside Waterworks in 1908.
A fourth private street off Duke Street will be named MacCormack Avenue in honour of the family name of Angus MacCormack.