Carol Parker Reading Room – (Ward 20 – Osgoode)
In recognition of Carol Parker’s extensive community service, the City of Ottawa has been asked to rename the Greely Public Library Reading Room the “Carol Parker Reading Room”.
A summary of the proposal, submitted by Rosalind Gilbert and Kim Mudge, is provided below:
Carol Parker was born on November 22, 1941 in Birmingham, England. She moved to Canada with her husband, Roy, and settled in Greely.
In 1997, Carol was elected as a Councillor in Osgoode Township, following her time as a trustee with the Carleton District School Board from 1985 to 1997.
Committed to her community, Carol worked tirelessly to establish the Greely Public Library in the former Greely Fire Department building. As a school trustee, Carol fought to keep music and arts programs a part of the education system.
Outside of her public service career, Carole’s passion for the arts led her to establish the Greely Players Theatre Group in 1990 out of the All Saints Church, where she served as the group’s first president. Carol remained with the group until 1997, producing 10 musicals and serving as vocal director for a number of productions, including the Sound of Music and Peter Pan.
If you would like to submit comments regarding this proposal or obtain further information, please contact:
City Clerk and Solicitor Department
Ottawa City Hall
110 Laurier Ave. W.
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
Tel: 613-580-2424, extension 13430
Comments on this proposal must be received no later than August 3, 2016