Monday, June 27, 2016

Council looks to commemorate Odd Eidsvik's life with parkland designation

City Council has an idea
how best to commemorate the
life of Odd Eidsvike who
passed away one year ago
Since the passing of one time Prince Rupert Councillor Odd Eidsvik one year ago, Prince Rupert City council has been seeking the way to best celebrate his life, achievements and contribution to life on the North Coast and tonight, we get a glimpse of one idea that should probably gain a fair bit of traction.

The proposal to be discussed will see a recommendation that the woodland area located behind the site of the old Westview School be dedicated to him, a process that will take place jointly with the Rotary Club or Prince Rupert.

Should they move forward with the proposal Council may arrange at a later date to have a plaque or sign put in place at the entry way to the parklands to offer a salute to the long time community leader.

Mr. Edsvik had a lengthy period of engagement on civic matters both as a serving councillor as well as through a number of other positions and board memberships as well as his long time participation with the Rotary Club of Prince Rupert and Hecate Strait Rotary club of which he was a charter member.

He also had strong ties to the North Coast fishing fleet both as a commercial fisherman and later through his work as a chartered accountant both in Prince Rupert and in Richmond.

His passing on June 12th of last year was noted with sadness and thanks for a lifetime of service to the community by many across the region.

Prince Rupert Council will give consideration tonight to a plan to
commemorate the life of Odd Eidsvik with a parkland designation in his
name for the area behind Westview School

You can review the proposal up for discussion by City Council here, it appears on page 38 of the City's Agenda on the night.

A full preview of all of the talking points for this evening's Council session can be found on our Council Preview page here.

For more items related to City Council see our archive page here.

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