Public invited to ceremony honouring Vic Bidzinski

June 20, 2019

Public invited to ceremony honouring Vic Bidzinski

In recognition of former Councillor Vic Bidzinski’s long-time service to Strathcona County, the public is invited to attend the ceremonial naming of Oak Street to Vic Bidzinski Way.

The ceremony is on June 29, 2019 at 1 p.m. at the Rotary Plaza in Broadmoor Lake Park (corner of Sherwood Drive and Oak Street). The event will take place beside a commemorative rock that features a plaque in honour of Vic Bidzinski.

“For 19 years, Vic Bidzinski was a strong and passionate voice for his Ward One residents,” says Mayor Rod Frank. “This ceremony provides our community with a visible way to commemorate the dedication and service that Vic Bidzinski invested into Strathcona County.”

Street sign blades that read “Vic Bidzinski Way” will be installed in addition to the current Oak Street signage along Oak Street, and at the intersections of Oak Street and Sherwood Drive. County building signage in the area will be updated to include both Oak Street and Vic Bidzinski Way.

Please note parking will be limited at the Kinsmen Leisure Centre parking lot, due to Canada Day set-up requirements. Parking is available at Festival Place or Broadmoor Arena.

On October 16, 2018, Council approved Councillor Robert Parks’ motion to ceremoniously name of a portion of Oak Street to “Vic Bidzinski Way”. The ceremonial naming is not a legal street name change, and will not change the legal address of any properties along Oak Street.

Vic Bidzinski passed away on September 14, 2017, while he was a sitting member on Council. He is survived by his wife, Susan, and his family.

Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of hydrocarbon processing in Western Canada. Strathcona County is a leader in environmental conservation, and 55 per cent of its land is within the UNESCO Beaver Hills Biosphere. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.

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Contact: Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595