Town Council authorized the renaming of Boundary Road, between Highway 16A and Highway 628, to Veterans Boulevard at Monday night’s regular Council meeting. Council also gave Administration the direction to undertake necessary steps to complete the legal name change as well as appropriate signage and design with an intended implementation of November 2017.
Town Manager Tom Goulden says, “Numerous communities within Alberta and Canada have chosen this manner of honoring and acknowledging those who have served with the Canadian Forces in the past.”
This roadway is currently being expanded through a significant capital project. The resulting roadway will be a modern design; complete with pedestrian corridors, developed medians and other environmental improvements.
Mayor William Choy says, “The Legion continues to show great commitment in honouring those who serve our country. Communities are brought together by people who create connections and renaming Boundary Road to Veterans Boulevard would just be another way for the Town to show its support and gratitude to the Legion and Veterans.”
Goulden also says, “The Town would seek to create physical acknowledgements and appropriate memorials along the roadway, green-space and trail system in the area. This could possibly take the form of benches in the area, tree plantings and cairns. Further discussion and partnerships with the Legion would be important to any planning.”
In a letter to the Town, Gordon Morrison, President of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 256 of Stony Plain says, “The Legion is grateful and humbled by the Towns thoughtful acknowledgement of Veterans and their sacrifice and will be a willing partner in making this a true tribute to our Veterans, and those that have sacrificed all to ensure that we are able to live in a free and democratic society, together we have an opportunity to make something meaningful and lasting.”
For moreinformation, contact:
Stephanie Barsby Boisvert
Corporate Communications Officer
Town of Stony Plain