Council considers ‘peace park’ idea

Council considers ‘peace park’ idea

Town council received a letter from the Rotary Club suggesting the name “Rotary Peace Park” for the new public park adjacent to the Coast Hotel. (File photo)

By Lyonel Doherty

Oliver Chronicle

Peace, man.

That’s what the Town of Oliver is considering as it reviews a proposal by the Rotary Club to bring some “peace” to the new public park adjacent to the Coast Hotel.

Town council received a letter from the club suggesting the name “Rotary Peace Park.”

Rotary member Russell Work said one of the objectives of this year’s Rotary 5060 district governor is to see every Rotary Club in the district create a peace park.

“One of the goals of Rotary is to create peace and understanding amongst the people of the world,” Work said.

He noted that club members see the opportunity to provide some funds toward plant procurement and labour.

Work said it would be ideal if the Town provided some earthmoving machinery and expertise with some irrigation. In return, the club would like to see a recognition plaque suggesting the name “Rotary Peace Park.”

But Councillor Dave Mattes said it would be premature to do this since the Town has yet to consult the public on their ideas.

“It’s too early in the process,” he said, adding the Town already has a Rotary Park.

Council agreed to consider the club’s request.


  1. Nice idea, but gimme a break. The elected can’t even
    maintain the memorial in front of town hall.
    How long is this going to last? No offence,
    Rotarians. You folks do very good work. For free!


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