Current Commemorative Naming Proposals

W.J. Bell Rotary Peace Park – (Ward 6 – Stittsville)

In recognition of the extensive community service of W.J. Bell, the City of Ottawa has been asked to re-name Bell Memorial Park at 1751 Stittsville Main St. “W.J. Bell Rotary Peace Park”.

A summary of the proposal, submitted by Grace Bell and the Ottawa Stittsville Rotary Club, is provided below:

W.J. Bell donated the park land with the aim that it be enjoyed for generations to come. While not a Rotarian himself, Bell’s next of kin, Grace Bell, is a charter member of the Rotary Club of Ottawa-Stittsville. Bell’s family and the Stittsville Rotary Club brought forward the name change in order to reflect the objectives of encouraging and fostering peace.  

In October 2015, the Rotary Club of Ottawa – Stittsville opened a Peace Park within Bell Memorial Park. The Peace Park features a labyrinth, which is designed to foster peaceful contemplation and meditation in a natural environment. 

The proposed name “W.J. Bell Rotary Peace Park” reflects the aims of the Peace Park housed within while continuing to commemorate W. J. Bell himself. 

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

Lauren Burger
City Clerk and Solicitor Department
Ottawa City Hall
110 Laurier Ave. W.
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
Tel: 613-580-2424, extension 25462
Fax: 613-580-9609
E-mail: namingottawa@ottawa.ca

 Comments on this proposal must be received no later than December 18, 2016.

David and Judy Makin Trail - (Ward 5 - West Carleton-March)

In recognition of the extensive community service of Judy and David Makin, the City of Ottawa has been asked to name a trail within Sheila McKee Park, located on Sixth Line Road in Dunrobin, “David and Judy Makin Trail”.

A summary of the proposal, submitted by Councillor El-Chantiry, is provided below:

Judy Makin is a long-time community volunteer with an interest in preserving natural green space for neighbourhood recreation and ecological benefit. Judy and her husband David, to David’s death in 2011, were active in the community from the first days of the March Rural Community Association. Members of the community recall the strong leadership the Makins provided to the Association, as well as the love of nature the couple fostered among youth in the community.

Judy remains a tireless volunteer to many community organizations and events. Judy was one of the founding members of the Friends of the Carp Hills (formerly Friends of Huntley Highlands), which is dedicated to the preservation of the Carp Hills. She also organizes a local weekly walking group in Carp that meets for outdoor exercise and companionship.

Judy has also established a charitable trust fund. Each year, she chooses a local charity to receive the distribution from the fund.

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

Lauren Burger
Office of the City Clerk and Solicitor
Ottawa City Hall
110 Laurier Ave. W.
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
Tel: 613-580-2424, extension 25462
Fax: 613-580-9609
E-mail: namingottawa@ottawa.ca

Comments on this proposal must be received no later than December 22, 2016.

Silas Bradley Park - (Ward 6 - Stittsville) 

In recognition of Silas Bradley’s extensive community service, the City of Ottawa has been asked to name a future park at 5970 Fernbank Road, “Silas Bradley Park”.

A summary of the proposal, submitted by Elizabeth Burke, is provided below:

Silas Bradley, retired dairy farmer, and long-time resident of Stittsville, was deeply involved with his community and served it in many capacities.

Silas’ love for the Stittsville community was apparent through the devotion he showed in his work, play, and community service achieved within the village. Well-known as a strong community leader, Silas took on many leadership roles and is renowned for his work as an elected officer for the Hazeldean Loyal Orange Lodge No. 246., Chairman of the South Carleton School Board, Master of the Hazeldean Masonic Lodge, elected Warden of St. Thomas Anglican Church, Justice of the Peace for Carleton County, and as a charter member of the Stittsville District Lion’s Club.

Silas’ most notable contributions to his community may be his eight years of service as the village’s first Reeve upon its incorporation in 1961 and for his role as the founding father of Bradley’s insurance, which is now a 4th generation business that employs 36 staff.

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

Lauren Burger
Office of the City Clerk and Solicitor
Ottawa City Hall
110 Laurier Ave. W.
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
Tel: 613-580-2424, extension 25462
Fax: 613-580-9609
E-mail: namingottawa@ottawa.ca

 Comments on this proposal must be received no later than December 22, 2016.