Public invited to discuss Patrick Nicol memorial ideas

Image Credit: John Nicol

VERNON - The city is inviting the public to an open house to discuss ideas about how to memorialize Counc. Patrick Nicol.

The City of Vernon initially asked for suggestions from the community on a way to remember and honour Nicol. A survey invited feedback from the public and now an open house to discuss those ideas is scheduled at City Hall April 29, from 5 to 7 p.m.

Counc. Nicol died in January and countless stories of his kindness, generosity, love of his country and unwavering commitment to the city poured in. Counc. Juliette Cunningham is a member of the committee established after Vernon business people and residents asked the city to find a way to memorialize Nicol.

"We received some great responses for our request for ideas to honour the late Counc. Patrick Nicol," Cunningham said in a press release. She sat next to him in council for years. "This will be an opportunity to explore a final concept which is being proposed."

The committee asked the public for suggestions reflecting Nicol's values that could be accessed by the entire community and built on existing infrastructure. With many recurring themes, Cunningham said she hopes for a strong showing at the open house to figure out the best way to move forward.

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