Bowmanville’s civic square to be re-named Veteran’s Square

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Published December 22, 2021 at 2:25 pm

Bowmanville’s Civic Square is getting a new look and a new name in the new year.

At last week’s council meeting Clarington voted to change the name of the civic square and cenotaph outside the Clarington Municipal Centre on Temperance Street to Veterans Square to honour the contributions of local veterans and war heroes.

They also agreed to include some renovation work at the square in the next round of budget considerations, possibly including the repair or replacement of stairs and renovations that would allow the square to be used for special events such as a farmer’s market.

There already are some funds available for improving “accessibility,” Council was told.

Ward 2 Councillor Ron Hooper said it was a “great opportunity” to do something special with the public area, adding that the civic square was in need of a “facelift.”

The cenotaph is the centre of Remembrance Day ceremonies and changing the name to ‘Veteran’s Square’ “recognizes the contributions made by the Clarington men and women who have served in Canada’s Armed Forces protecting our freedoms.”

 

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