8:30 a.m., June 24)
Cumberland town councillor to have park named after her
Dunn served on Cumberland town council from 1986 to 1991.
During her term in office she was instrumental in initiating
the first blue box program in a rural municipality in
none of those accomplishements can quite compare to that
of being a grandmother. Dunn has five granchildren between
the ages of two and six with another one on the way.
the neighbourhood park off Celeste Avenue in South Fallingbrook
with at least three of the grandchildren who live in the
area has become a common ritual. Up until now the park
didn't have a name. It does now.
kids have already started calling it Grandma's Park,"
says Dunn whose name will soon grace the entrance to the
Thursday the city's community services committee endorsed
a staff recommendation to rename the park Linda Dunn Park.
The recommendation will now go to city council where it
is expected to be approved.
is tickled pink at the idea, and she was completely surprised
when Cumberland Coun. Stephen Blais informed her of his
plans to have the park renamed in her honour.
was absolutey stunned. I was so surprised, I had no idea,"
says Dunn. "It's a very nice park. It has an active
area with a play structure for the kids and it has a passive
area where the kids can run around and grandma can just
sit and watch them."
park, which is located at 1885 Celeste Way, also has access
to a small environmental area with a wetland.
second park on Nantes Street in Avalon is being renamed
in honour of the Lalande family who were among the first
people to settle in the area in the mid-1800s
Lalonde owned a 220 acre farm that straddled present day
Innes Road between Eglise Ste-Marie and the Shoppers Drug
Mart at Innes and Portobello Blvd. The farm encompassed
a vast part of Avalon including Nantes Street and École
élémentaire publique Des Sentiers.
Lalonde handed the farm down to his Omer who married Bernadette
Lamoureux in 1941. The couple had four children, Marcel,
Roger, Darquise and Noel who still owns a farm on Trim
Road just south of Brian Coburn Way.
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