Friendship Community Park” is the new name being considered to replace what is currently Churchill Meadows Community Common. The name change is being put forward in order to avoid confusion when the new Churchill Meadows Community Centre and Sports Park opens this coming spring. I recommended the name “Friendship” as it not only represents the unity within the diversity of our community but reflects the gathering of family, friends and neighbours that happens so often at this well-used park. A report will be coming to Council soon to present the name and begin a month-long public engagement process where residents can share their feedback. Watch my eNewsletter and eBlasts for details once they are available; I look forward to hearing from you.

Related to this, the Churchill Meadows Branch Library and Activity Centre at 3801 Thomas Street will also be getting a slightly revised name in the future. When the Churchill Meadows Community Centre on Ninth Line opens, recreation programming currently in the activity centre will switch over to the new facility and the available space is earmarked to become dedicated to older adults. The proposed name for this facility is Churchill Meadows Library and Older Adult Centre.