Proposed renaming of Centrepointe Park UPDATE

UPDATE:

The deadline for submitting comments to the City has passed now. However, you are welcome to continue to vote at our survey here.

In the meantime, the CCA has submitted its own comment to the proposal. You can read that here:

CCA comments to the proposal to rename Centrepointe Park

INFORMATION:

It has come to our attention that the City of Ottawa has been asked to rename Centrepointe Park to “Mary Pitt Park.” All the information about this request is at the city website here:

http://ottawa.ca/en/city-hall/your-city-government/policies-and-administrative-structure/mary-pitt-park-and-nepean

We encourage you to go to the above link. Please read the rationale. Please add your own comment as to whether you agree or not with this proposal.

Posted May 21, 20013. Deadline for your response to the city June 15, 2013.

If you don’t want to go to the City link, here is what is posted there, together with the contact person for making comments.

In recognition of Mary Pitt’s contributions to her community, the City of Ottawa has been asked to rename the Centrepointe Park at 114 Centrepointe Drive as “Mary Pitt Park”.  In turn, Mary Pitt Legacy Court at Centrepointe Park would be renamed “Nepean Heritage Walk” in recognition of the residents of the former City of Nepean.

A summary of the proposal, submitted by Maria Ricci, is provided by below:

“Mary Pitt Park”

Mary Pitt served as Mayor of the City of Nepean from 1997-2001.  Renaming Centrepointe Park to the “Mary Pitt Park” would acknowledge Mary Pitt’s historical significance as the last, and only female, Mayor of the City of Nepean.

Among her achievements as Mayor, Mary Pitt continued Nepean’s legacy of being debt-free, a feat very rarely achieved by cities worldwide.  Before serving as Mayor, she served Nepean as Chief of Staff to Mayor Ben Franklin. In both capacities, she worked tirelessly to strengthen Nepean both as a place of business and as a wonderful community to live and raise families.

Mary Pitt’s benevolence includes offering her time, services and expertise to worthy causes.  She has served as a Director for the Queensway-Carleton Hospital Foundation, Director with the Ottawa Convention Centre, Director with Villa Marconi Long Term Care Centre, Trustee of the Nepean Museum, and Chair of the Nepean Chamber of Commerce.  She continues to contribute to projects that foster the community’s growth and well-being for the residents she loyally serves.

“Nepean Heritage Walk”

While the City of Nepean no longer exists, the community of Nepean continues to thrive and evolve within a greater City of Ottawa. The proposed renaming of this court would preserve the former City’s heritage and provide unique opportunities for Nepeanites to recognize their individual contributions to the community they live in and serve.

If you would like to submit comments regarding this proposal or obtain further information, please contact:

Erica Begley, Office Assistant
City Clerk and Solicitor Department
Ottawa City Hall
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
Tel.: 613-580-2424, extension 15899
Fax: 613-580-2416
E-mail: namingottawa@ottawa.ca

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