More than a hundred people marched in silence to the ski resort Stoneham, on Saturday morning, to honor the memory of Philippe Verreault, who tragically died after being struck by a motorist in a drunken state on Wednesday.
The family of the young man, who had just celebrated her 26th birthday, met in the morning at the cottage of the local ski club.
The contingent has especially graced the tracks green station Stoneham, following in the footsteps of a path borrowed it many, many times by their deceased friend, a seasoned skier.
The death of Philippe Verreault has caused waves in Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury. A petition has been signed by more than 5500 users, asking to rename a track from the ski station in memory of the young man.
In addition, the mayor Claude Lebel has shown more than receptive to the idea of changing the name of a segment of 1st Avenue in response to the tragedy. The all-new “avenue Philippe Verreault” would be located between the avenue Tewkesbury and the path of the Owl. This is the exact spot where the victim was caught, while she was walking on the side Wednesday.
More details to come.