City of Airdrie names athletic park after community leader
February 4, 2014 / For Immediate Release
AIRDRIE, ALBERTA – The City of Airdrie will rename the East Lake Athletic Park after Ed Eggerer (1944-2013). The renaming was approved at the Airdrie City Council meeting on February 3, 2014.
WestMark Holdings, with the support of various members of the public, asked the City to consider naming a community facility after the dedicated community volunteer. Under the Recreation Facility Naming Policy, the naming of recreation facilities and amenities follow specific criteria. The individual’s contributions must be significant to the community over a period of time.
Ed Eggerer was an engaged citizen, playing many roles in the process of developing Airdrie through extensive community work. He was a founding member of the Airdrie Rotary Club, of which he remained a member for 25 years. He was also a founding member and past director of Airdrie’s Bethany Care Centre. Eggerer received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.
“Ed was a force in in Airdrie for over 30 years, his love of family and community was evident in every aspect of his life," says Mayor Peter Brown. “Council is so proud to support the naming of the East Lake Athletic Park in Ed’s honour.”
As Eggerer was involved in raising funds for high school sports and school activities during his life, the East Lake Athletic Park was determined to be the best fit for naming in his honour. The park will be renamed the Ed Eggerer Athletic Park in a naming ceremony in 2014.
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