City seeking public input on three commemorative naming proposals

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The City of Ottawa Commemorative Naming Committee is conducting public consultations on three separate naming proposals to:

 

  • Name the fieldhouse in Pierre Rocque Park, at 1257 Joseph Drouin Avenue, as the “Beauregard Bunker”
  • Rename the Cyrville Community Centre at 4355 Halmont Drive, to the “Pat Clark Community Centre”
  • Name a future park at 229 Hepatica Way, as “Henri Rocque Park”

 

Beauregard Bunker – Orléans (Ward 1)

In recognition of Lise and Bernie Beauregard’s extensive community service, the City of Ottawa has been asked to name the fieldhouse at Pierre Rocque Park, located at 1257 Joseph Drouin Avenue, the Beauregard Bunker.

 

Lise and Bernie Beauregard have been stalwart supporters and volunteers with the Orléans Amateur Fastball Association (OAFA) since its inception in 1976. They joined the OAFA Board in 1976 and held numerous board positions from 1976 to 2002. They introduced and coached a competitive program from 1976 to 2002, hosted provincial tournaments from 1986 to 2009, lobbied the City for better fields and facilities, coached and organized teams to 15 provincial championships from 1995 to 2009, and have received numerous awards for their volunteerism.

 

View the online proposal for the Beauregard Bunker.

 

Pat Clark Community Centre – Beacon Hill-Cyrville (Ward 11)

In recognition of Patricia Clark’s extensive community service, the City of Ottawa has been asked to rename the Cyrville Community Centre, located at 4355 Halmont Drive, to the Pat Clark Community Centre.

Pat Clark was actively involved in her community, serving as Executive Director of the Capital Fair (formerly the Gloucester Fair) from 2000 to 2013, member of the Cyrville Community Association from 1978 to 1992, convenor of the Cyrville Minor Softball League from 1976 to 1992, member of the Gloucester Recreation Development Organization from 1995 to 1998, member of the Community Centre Board for the development of facilities from 1992 to 2000, and as Gloucester City Councillor for Cyrville from 1992 to 2000.

 

View the online proposal for the Pat Clark Community Centre.

 

Henri Rocque Park – Cumberland (Ward 19)

In recognition of the name’s historical significance to the community, the City of Ottawa has been asked to name a future park at 229 Hepatica Way as Henri Rocque Park.

 

Henri Rocque taught in Orléans-area schools from 1953 to 1963 and was principal at École Préseault from 1964 to 1969. He also served as secretary and president of the Orléans Chamber of Commerce from 1957 to 1959, as president of the Orléans Police Village from 1961 to1969, as vice-chair of the Gloucester Planning Committee from 1967 to 1972, and as a member of the Gloucester Bilingualism Committee in 1971.

 

In 1972, Mr. Rocque was elected to the Council of the Township of Cumberland, first as Reeve and later as Mayor.

 

View the online proposal for the Henri Rocque Park.


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