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Jot the Dot Dot
04-24-2010, 04:16 AM
I don't know what venues to pursue to accomplish this, but let's write to the council of Ill Dupas that they should rename the street where she grew up "Ru Joannie Rochette". Winning Canada's first Olympic medal in 22 years just days after losing her mother makes her deserve such an honor.

musicgurl
04-24-2010, 04:27 AM
I'm fairly certain they've already named a street after her actually.

Polymer Bob
04-24-2010, 05:27 AM
I got nervous when I saw the title of this thread.

Main Entry: "rue"
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): rued; ruˇing
Date: 12th century

transitive verb : to feel penitence, remorse, or regret for
intransitive verb : to feel sorrow, remorse, or regret

bbkenn
04-24-2010, 07:00 AM
It's french for street, as I'm sure you realize by now.

mocha-ice
04-24-2010, 01:58 PM
There is already a Rue Joannie Rochette, although I'm not 100% sure if it's in Bethierville or if it's in Ile Dupas. Also during the Olympics, the arena in Bethierville (formally called L'aréna du Centre Gilles Villeneuve) was rename Aréna Joannie Rochette

Jot the Dot Dot
04-24-2010, 02:10 PM
There is already a Rue Joannie Rochette, although I'm not 100% sure if it's in Bethierville or if it's in Ile Dupas. Also during the Olympics, the arena in Bethierville (formally called L'aréna du Centre Gilles Villeneuve) was rename Aréna Joannie Rochette

Thanks for the info! Gal sure deserved it.

laire
04-24-2010, 03:04 PM
I can't find a source, but there are the pictures of Joannie on her street :)

http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/7549/spo709a.jpg
http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/783/spo709b.jpg

Jot the Dot Dot
04-24-2010, 03:23 PM
I can't find a source, but there are the pictures of Joannie on her street :)

http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/7549/spo709a.jpg
http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/783/spo709b.jpg

WOW! I really shoulda asked around first, feel silly for jumping the gun. Still, this thread at least served one purpose, reminding people of how much esteem she is held in, even before her tragedy made her front page news.

pinky166
04-24-2010, 03:39 PM
I can't find a source, but there are the pictures of Joannie on her street :)

http://img687.imageshack.us/img687/7549/spo709a.jpg
http://img689.imageshack.us/img689/783/spo709b.jpg

She's so cute. I didn't know her parents still lived in the itty bitty farm town Ille Dupas (sp?) :eek:

Polymer Bob
04-29-2010, 12:00 PM
I seem to remember Kimmie Meissner having a street named after her.

Jot the Dot Dot
05-03-2010, 09:52 AM
I seem to remember Kimmie Meissner having a street named after her.

Yes, it's called Kimmie Way, which I think is rather cute. Couldn't find any links to a picture of the street sign, as it happenned 4 years ago, and all the links are defunct.