City seeking public input on commemorative naming proposals

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

  • Name a future park at 3910 Prince of Wales Drive, as the Patrick Bergin Park; and
  • Rename the Merivale Arena as the Howard Darwin Arena; and
  • Name a future park at 1885 Celeste Way, as the Linda Dunn Park.

Patrick Bergin

In recognition of the late Patrick Bergin’s contributions and historical significance to the community, the City of Ottawa has been asked to name a future park at 3910 Prince of Wales Drive, Patrick Bergin Park.

Patrick (Paddy) Bergin was a resident farmer of Nepean for 80 years. An active member of his community, Patrick served as a public school trustee and was involved in a number of community development projects.

View the online proposal for Patrick Bergin Park.

Howard Darwin Arena

In recognition of the late Howard Darwin’s contributions to the community, the City of Ottawa has been asked to rename the Merivale Arena at 1765 Merivale Road, the Howard Darwin Arena.

Howard Darwin enjoyed a long and successful career in business and in the field of professional sports. Over the course of his life, Darwin was honoured with numerous awards including the Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Medal.

View the online proposal for Howard Darwin Arena.

Linda Dunn

In recognition of Linda Dunn’s contributions to the community, the City of Ottawa has been asked to name a new park at 1885 Celeste Way, Linda Dunn Park.

Linda Dunn has an extensive record of community service including serving as a member of Council in the former Cumberland Ward, editor of the Cumberland Communiqué, and serving on several community organizations.

View the online proposal for Linda Dunn Park.

Comments for all proposals must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Visit ottawa.ca/namingottawa for more information.