City seeking public input on commemorative naming proposals

This week, the Commemorative Naming Committee met and discussed 3 commemorative naming proposals for Stittsville.

I am happy to announce that both Joe Lewis Park (6111 and 6141 Hazeldean) and Albert Argue Black Park (735 Rosehill) have officially passed the application process and will both be integrated for future parks.

The Commemorative Naming Committee also approved consideration for Silas Bradley Park (5970 Fernbank) and this application will be moving forward into the consultation period. Comments will be accepted online and must be received no later than December 22.

I encourage residents interested to share their thoughts on this proposal as well as the ongoing proposal for W.J. Bell Rotary peace Park by clicking here. Information on the proposal is listed below:

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.

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

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 fourth generation business that employs 36 staff.