City seeking public input on three commemorative naming proposals


The City of Ottawa’s Commemorative Naming Committee is conducting public consultations on three separate naming proposals including one in Stittsville to name rink A of Goulbourn Recreation Complex, “Katie Xu and Jack Fan Rink”.


The summary of the application reads:

In recognition of the outstanding figure skating accomplishments of Katie Xu and Jack Fan, a proposal to name Rink A in the Goulbourn Recreation Complex has been submitted to the Commemorative Naming Committee. Since they joined the Goulbourn Skating Club in 2011, Katie and Jack have served as ambassadors for the special needs community. Both skaters have received recognition from Skate Canada and Special Olympics Canada for excellent performances in many competitions, and both took home medals in the 2017 Special Olympics World Winter Games in Austria.


Both Katie and Jack are hardworking athletes active in the Stittsville community. Last year, Jack was named Male Athlete of the Year by Special Olympics Canada and both were nominated for Youth Citizen of the Year at the Stittsville Appreciation Awards.


I highly encourage all residents to share their thoughts/comments on this commemorative naming proposal and others around the City of Ottawa. Comments must be received by March 2, 2018. View each proposal online at