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Penticton's Fairview Road renamed Rory McIvor Way

A ceremony was held in Penticton, Thursday, May 30, 2019, to change a portion of Fairview Road to Rory McIvor Way.
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May 30, 2019 - 4:13 PM

PENTICTON - A prominent Penticton citizen was paid a posthumous honour today as the City officially changed the name of a portion of one of Penticton’s busiest streets.

The City announced the re-naming of a portion of Fairview Road to Rory McIvor Way at a public unveiling of the new street sign this afternoon, May 30, according to a media release.

“It’s always a great opportunity to recognize an active member of our community. After all the years Mr. McIvor spent giving back to our city, we are happy to be able to do something to remember him for his many contributions,” Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki said in the release.

Rory McIvor held the position of library director for 27 years, in addition to acting on the board of governors for Okanagan College and the director of the Okanagan Summer School of the Arts.

McIvor was also a city councillor from 2002 to 2008 and was the founder of the South Okanagan Community Foundation.

Today’s ceremony took place at the Penticton museum and library, and included McIvor’s family, members of Penticton city council, along with library board members staff.

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