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'Errol Black Park' will be dedicated on Friday

Errol Black is shown standing in 2009 at the site of the park at First Street and Rosser Avenue East. That park will now be named after him.

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Errol Black is shown standing in 2009 at the site of the park at First Street and Rosser Avenue East. That park will now be named after him.

Permanent signs won't be installed until this summer, but a formal dedication ceremony will be held on Friday to name the park at First Street and Rosser Avenue after longtime city councillor Errol Black.

Black, along with family members, community colleagues and friends, is expected to be in attendance at the ceremony, which will be held at 2 p.m.

A petition drafted earlier this year originally called for the park to be named after David Weiss, who owned a prominent business on that land. However, city council instead decided to name the park after Black, a longtime Riverview councillor and Brandon University professor emeritus.

The public is welcome to attend the brief ceremony, which will see the unveiling of some temporary signage. However, there will be no seating available.

 

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@wiseone

I totally applaud your freedom of speech and your right to your opinion but I have a few remarks about your comments.

I have sincerely NEVER seen anything like what I see and hear REPEATEDLY within Brandon.

There appears to be SUCH a critical spirit here, a negative attitute/spirit; a spirit of admonition, a spirit of defamation, slander, critiquing, putting someone down, making fun of them, criticizing them, etc.

Wiseone, what have YOU ever done to assist, help and serve this community, yourself?

Whatever happened to HONOUR? There appears to be NO HONOUR anymore.

My female friend from High School told me, when I moved back to Brandon, that I will NEVER see anything like the attitude, critical, negative spirit that I will see here.

She told me that she is EXTREMELY frustrated with this and that this is VERY NOTICEABLE in the attitudes, behaviour, speech and language of many Brandonities.

Wiseone, IF you want to become TRULY GREAT, then try SERVING within your community.

Try putting in the years of SERVICE to your community that Mr. Errol Black did!

I may not have always agreed with Mr. Black`s ideas myself, but I DO APPRECIATE GREATLY what he sacrificed and gave to his community of Brandon.

I acknowledge the MANY YEARS of education which Mr. Black possessed.

I acknowledge Mr. Black`s committment, his dedication, his tireless SACRIFICE to his community of Brandon.

I acknowledge Mr. Black`s LOVE for the East End of Brandon.

BRAVO, BRAVO, BRAVO!

This is MOST EXCELLENT and WELL DESERVING news, indeed!

It was very classy of Councillor Len Isliefson to suggest and propose this idea in the first place.

This tribute is VERY FITTING!

Bravo to the City of Brandon, to Errol Black, his friends, supporters and family!

Bravo, indeed.

It seems rather fitting that a former toxic waste site be named after Errol Black.

Much of what he proposes in his letters to the editor are equally contaminated.

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