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City to dedicate new park in honour of Bert Meunier

May 27, 2014 -

The public is invited to the official opening and dedication of Bert Meunier Common  at 1 p.m. this Saturday, May 31 at the park at Augusta Drive and Crossfield Ave. 

"Mr. Meunier, former C.A.O. of the City of Kingston, was admired and respected for his dedication to making Kingston a better community," said Mayor Mark Gerretsen.  "Mr. Meunier began his career in recreation and never lost sight of the importance of parks and green space in community planning.  This new park is named Bert Meunier Common in recognition of his lasting positive contributions to our community."

Festivities will follow the dedication ceremony and will include live entertainment by the 10-piece Jazz/Blues group, Big Phat Horn Band, (bring your own lawn chair). Bring the kids to enjoy the new splash pad, playground, face painting and balloons.

Meunier served as the City's Chief Administrative Officer. from 1990 to 1992, before amalgamation, and was the first C.A.O. to lead the amalgamated City of Kingston from 1998 until his death in 2005. A Council motion of Oct. 5, 2010 directed City staff to dedicate a future municipal park in Meunier's memory as he was a champion of parks and loved the outdoors.

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, Media Relations Officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116. Or call Communications at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.

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