RE: Re-naming proposal for Cumberland Seniors’ Park
I was surprised been asked to Seniors Park’’.
I do not question the historical significance of the R22eR to Canada.
I do question Ottawa as an appropriate location for a Regiment based near Quebec City. To my knowledge, there is no historical connection between the R22eR and the City of Ottawa, or Orléans. What about the other Regiments/Corps ie RCR, RCA, RCD, RCEME, etc that should also be honoured by that’the City rename the of Ottawa has ‘Cumberland a named park in Ottawa?
As stated in the article, the R22eR has existed since the Great War (1914-18). The Cumberland Seniors’ Park was opened in 2009. While I couldn’t find a park actually named the R22eR Park you may agree that La Citadelle is one of the most recognized parks in Canada.
What has changed in the past four years to force a name change?
Lorne Facey Orléans resident