BMX track named in founder’s honour

  • Feb. 15, 2011 11:00 a.m.
Riders race along a section of track at the Nanaimo BMX Association track. On Monday the facility was officially named the Marie Davidson BMX Park.

Riders race along a section of track at the Nanaimo BMX Association track. On Monday the facility was officially named the Marie Davidson BMX Park.

The track that Marie Davidson built has been named in her memory.

On Monday Nanaimo city council officially named the Nanaimo BMX Association track at Beban Park the Marie Davidson BMX Park.

Davidson, who died of cancer in December, was the co-founder and longtime president of the BMX club. She moved the facility from Cedar and developed it into an international-calibre track.

“Ms. Davidson was a tireless volunteer and advocate, of not only the sport of BMX, but also for children and youth of this community,” said Mayor John Ruttan at Monday’s dedication. “The legacy of her efforts is not just the name of the park itself but the joy it brings to riders and spectators that enjoy the thrills and the sport of BMX.”

He presented official City of Nanaimo signage to Nanaimo BMX Association representatives and Davidson’s family, including her son Mike.

“She truly was there for the kids, she always has been and we hope we can carry that legacy on,” he said.

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