Parks named af­ter coun­cil­lors

Saskatoon StarPhoenix - - LOCAL -

The City of Saskatoon is poised to name 11 parks af­ter for­mer city coun­cil­lors, some of whom served for less than two years.

Glen Pen­ner, who was first elected in 1972 and re­tired in 2012 af­ter serv­ing 26 years on coun­cil, is set to have a park named af­ter him in the Rose­wood neigh­bour­hood.

Two parks in Hamp­ton Vil­lage are slated to be named af­ter for­mer coun­cil­lors — C. Jack MacKen­zie (1929-30) and Paul Mos­toway (1988-94) — as are eight parks in Kens­ing­ton: Ge­orge S. Alexan­der (1908-09), Henry Baker (1905-06), Jef­frey J. Charlebois (1965-66), Ge­orge H. Clare (1907-08, 1911-14), Peter H. Cur­rie (1906-07), Bev M. Dyck (1985-94), Ed Jordan (1907-08) and Andrew MacDougall (1912-14).

Richards Park in Kens­ing­ton is in­tended to hon­our three people: ■ For­mer Saskatoon city man­ager Phil Richards, who worked for the city for 32 years; ■ Prof. John Richards, a Sec­ond World War vet­eran who founded the ge­og­ra­phy depart­ment at the Univer­sity of Saskatchewan and co- au­thored the At­las of Saskatchewan; ■ Mary- Ellen Richards, who was ac­tive in women’s rights, chil­dren’s rights and el­derly rights, and who was named Saskatoon’s cit­i­zen of the year in 1978.

The names are as­signed by Mayor Don Atchi­son from a mas­ter list com­piled by the city’s nam­ing ad­vi­sory com­mit­tee.

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