EDMONTON, Sept. 21, 2018 /CNW/ - Canada Lands Company and The South Alberta Light Horse will host a street naming and plaque unveiling ceremony in recognition of former Honourary Colonel Stanley A. Milner and the Milner family. The new street is located in Village at Griesbach.
Stanley Milner exemplified his family's commitment to Edmonton's military legacy serving as Honourary Colonel of The South Alberta Light Horse and as founder of The South Alberta Light Horse Regiment Foundation, a group which preserves regimental history and provides support for retired soldiers and military families. Mr. Milner was also a successful businessman and a city alderman. He held senior board positions with the Edmonton Public Library, University Hospital, Royal Alexandra Hospital and other provincial and civic institutions. He was awarded the Order of Canada and the Alberta Order of Excellence.
Stan Milner Street Dedication Ceremony
1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Special ceremony to recognize former Honourary Colonel Stanley Milner and his family with the unveiling of new street sign and a tribute plaque. Ceremony will be followed by a brief reception. Spokespersons will be available for media interviews.
Honourable Amerjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources, Member of Parliament - Millwoods
John McBain, President & CEO – Canada Lands Company
Mike Vernon, Lieutenant-Colonel, Deputy Commander of 41 Canadian Brigade Group
Bev Esslinger, Councillor - Ward 2
Nicole Goehring, MLA – Edmonton-Castle Downs & Government Liaison to the Canadian Armed Forces
Kevin Milner, Milner family delegate
A photo-op will take place after the speakers have concluded.
William Griesbach Training Centre 14310-109 Street NW Edmonton, AB T5E 6N3 View Map
Village at Griesbach This 620-acre community is located just 12 minutes north of downtown Edmonton and will eventually be home to approximately 13,000 people. The community features Edmonton's most spectacular natural amenities and parks including three kilometers of walking paths, four pristine lakes, oversized green spaces, military tribute parks and monuments, and the award-winning 24 acre Central Hill Park with viewing summit. The community recognizes one of Edmonton's most dynamic personalities, Major General, William Antrobus Griesbach. It is located on lands that were formerly home to Canadian Forces Base Edmonton, which operated as one of western Canada's busiest military bases from the 1950's until 2001.
About Canada Lands Company Canada Lands Company is a self-financing federal Crown corporation that specializes in real estate development and attractions management. Its role is to optimize the economic and community value obtained from the reintegration of former government properties into the urban fabric and to operate select landmark attractions such as the CN Tower in Toronto, Downsview Park, Old Port of Montreal and the Montréal Science Centre.