Legendary Oshawa ski jumper Bucky Richards may have a street named after him.
Oshawa resident Ronald William “Bucky” Richards was a competitive ski jumper who won Ontario championships in 1965, 1968, 1970 and 1971. He also won the North American titles in 1969 and 1970.
Richards went on to manage the Canadian national ski jumping team for the 1972 and 1976 Olympic Games. He was a technical delegate in the 1988 Winter Olympics and at numerous world cup competitions.
He was inducted into the Oshawa Sports Hall of Fame in the year 2000.
Locally, Richards and his family operated the Oshawa Ski Club, which later became the Trillium Trails banquet facility and Treetop Eco-Adventure Park.
Oshawa’s street name reserve list is a list of names approved for use as street names in the City of Oshawa.
At a recent Development Services Committee meeting, council members voted unanimously in support of adding the name “Bucky Richards” to the list.
The move will need final approval at a future council meeting before “Bucky Richards” is officially added to the street name list and will be available to be chosen for a future road name.