Community facility ring road to be named Veteran’s Way | DrumhellerMail
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Community facility ring road to be named Veteran’s Way


   A ring road surrounding the Badlands Community Facility will be renamed Veteran’s Way in honour of previous serving military veterans, council said.

    During the May 2 Committee of the Whole meeting in the Drumheller council chambers, Mayor Terry Yemen brought the idea to council after Drumheller Royal Legion members had pressed for the renaming of Centre Street to honour veterans.
    After some opposition from members of council over the perceived confusion a renamed Centre Street would bring, Director of Infrastructure Allan Kendrick suggested the road circling the in-construction facility be named in their honour.
    Council said the renaming is fitting, as the Legion is currently seeking funds to relocate the war cenotaph to the front of the Badlands Community Facility.
    “We think it’s honourable – it’s an excellent deal proposed by Mr. Yemen, Mr. Kendrick and the council, and I don’t think anyone from the legion will object,” said Drumheller Legion member Kevin McLellan. “Since we’re moving the cenotaph, it’s an excellent move which will be widely recognized.”
    “Anything they do to recognize the veterans will be highly praised by the Legion members.”
    Mayor Terry Yemen said there are no hurdles to pass in naming the road, and as it stands now, it will be named Veteran’s Way.
    “It’ll be a new road and will have the official name of Veteran’s Way,” said Yemen. “I think it’s very appropriate.”
    “That way, we can give it the full honour of that name, not just being locally known as Veteran’s Way.”
    Yemen said there was talk of attributing a street name in honour of veterans before, but work died out.

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