March 11, 2019
The City of Edmonton’s Naming Committee has officially approved renaming the Terwillegar Heights District Park to the Bryan Anderson Athletic Grounds (located in Edmonton’s Leger Community). The new name honours the work and dedication of past City Councillor, sports coach and recreation advocate Bryan Anderson.
During his career as an educator and coach, Anderson was dedicated to creating opportunities that supported student athletes as they pursued their personal and athletic goals. In his 19 years as a City Councillor, he showed this same dedication to creating healthy communities across Edmonton.
“I am thrilled that the Naming Committee has chosen to recognize Bryan Anderson. He has contributed so much to this city, and in particular to south west Edmonton,” said Councillor Tim Cartmell. “Given his service to the city and specifically as a coach and mentor to so many, the naming of an athletic field seems just the right recognition for a man who has tirelessly advocated for healthy and active communities.”
During his time on City Council, Bryan Anderson led the Sport and Recreation Initiative to develop the Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre and four other City Recreation Centres. Anderson also advocated for the development of the GO Centre, numerous artificial turf facilities and the new Coronation Velodrome. His dedication to Southwest Edmonton also made possible the building of a new library, fire hall and police station.
A ceremony to unveil the new name will be hosted by the community later in the year.
The Naming Committee approves names for municipal facilities, new neighbourhoods, parks and roads. This process involves input from both City Administration and citizens.