Cassie Sharpe addressed the media and her fans at Mount Washington after being presented with the signage for the new run named in her honour. “Go For Gold” is now named “Cassie’s Gold.” Photo by Terry Farrell

Sharpe family thanks community for homecoming reception

“It is difficult to express our sincere appreciation for all that our community has done for Cassie.”

Dear Comox Valley and Mount Washington friends,

We want to thank you all sincerely for making our visit to the Island so perfect. Cassie was thrilled to be able to come home and thank everyone for their support while she was at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. The first stop at Highland Secondary was to hang with many teens at the school where she graduated. The second stop was at Ecole Robb Road Elementary, where 500 young people and many parents gathered in the gym to ask Cassie questions and to cheer the video of her run. Witnessing the impact that Cassie has had on these children made this an incredibly heartwarming stop for us

The evening reception was exceptional. The proceeds from the event went to assist the Vancouver Island Mountain Sports Society to provide funds to other emerging athletes. VIMSS raised almost $5,000! Special thanks go out to Kevin East and Jeff Lucas for their assistance in bringing together the reception. The support and assistance from Marc Villaneuva- Remax, The Old House Hotel, Crown Isle Resort, Eddy Betinol – The Joint, Donna Cloutier – CloutierMatthews, Robbie Mulrooney – Hollis Wealth and All In 1 Party shop was much appreciated and helped make the event a success!

Saturday morning at Mount Washington was incredible. Cassie was able to ski with Mike Manara, director of sports and guest services at the mountain and a long-time friend, mentor, and her first ski instructor. They were joined by hundreds of friends, ski fans and supporters. She was incredibly touched by the resort renaming a run in her honor.

It is difficult to express our sincere appreciation for all that our community has done for Cassie. We hope that she has inspired a few people to reach for their dreams and to “Go for Gold” in everything they do. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for a most amazing weekend.


Don, Chantal and Cassie Sharpe

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