The City of Ottawa Commemorative Naming Committee is conducting public consultations on six separate naming proposals including:
- Name a new park at 130 Woodbine Place “Percy Taverner Park”
Percy Taverner Park – (Ward 17 – Capital)
In recognition of Percy Taverner’s demonstrated excellence and exceptional service, the City of Ottawa has been asked to name a new park at 130 Woodbine Place “Percy Taverner Park”.
Percy A. Taverner (1875-1947) was a distinguished and internationally honoured biologist, a pillar of the Ottawa naturalist community, and in 1911 became the first ornithologist for the Natural History branch of the National Museum of Canada (now the Canadian Museum of Nature). He was president of the Ottawa Field Naturalists’ Club in the 1930s and was substantially responsible for the survival of this organization and its journal, The Canadian Field-Naturalist, which he founded.
View the online proposal for the “Percy Taverner Park”.
Comments on this proposal must be received no later than May 16, 2015.