A north Winnipeg park has been renamed to honour the memory of a former alderman and entrepreneur.
North Logan Park will now be known as Alderman John O’Hare Park.
“Without the consent of the City of Winnipeg, spearheaded by City Councillor Mike Pagtakhan, along with the concurrence of the North-Logan neighbourhood and my grandfather, Alderman John O’Hare’s strong commitment to his North Logan community and Winnipeg at large he would never have been recognized,” said Terry Webber.
The park can be found at the corner of the Slaw Rebchuk Bridge and Logan Avenue.
Peter John O’Hare was born in 1876 in Winnipeg and grew up at 498 Logan Ave. He opened a grocery store down the street and ran it for about 17 years.
He was elected to the position of alderman – or what we now call city councillor – in 1921. He served on numerous committees and boards as well as being an alderman for nine years.
“Mr. O’Hare’s story is a big part of the history of the neighbourhood,” said area Coun. Mike Pagtakhan.
“I want to thank the area residents for supporting me to rename the park. I am pleased to know that a big part of Point Douglas’ history will be commemorated in the ward.”
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