8:30 p.m., Nov. 13)
Street name changes officially come into effect next week
By Fred Sherwin
living on two small courts in Blackburn Hamlet and a pair
of streets in Orléans will soon be undergoing a
change in address without having to actually move.
streets in question are getting a new name as part of
the City of Ottawas effort to eliminate confusion
over streets with similar names, or whose geographic locations
are problematic for emergency responders.
Court, which is a short spur off Wedgewood Crescent, and
Beechmont Court, which runs off of Beechmont Crescent,
will henceforth be referred to as Catalpa Court and Voltage
is a genus of flowering plants in the family Bignon-iaceae,
while Voltage is self-explanatory. The names were suggested
by city staff, and presented to the public for comment,
as was Chants-dOiseaux Way, which is the new name
for Notre Dame Street West which runs off St-Joseph Blvd.
just west of Jeanne dArc.
fourth street being given a new moniker is the south end
of Belcourt Blvd. between Jeanne dArc Blvd. and
Innes Road, which is being renamed Frank Bender Blvd.
in honour of long-time resident Frank Bender.
the other new street names, Frank Benders name was
put forward by his neighbours.
82, has lived on the street since 1963. He and his wife
Helen raised two children on the street their son
Terry and their daughter Karyn who passed away from kidney
disease at age 14.
in the day, Frank either founded or helped launch a number
of minor sports organizations including the Orléans
Amateur Fastball Association, which he led as president
for 25 years; the St. François Bowling League,
where he served as president for 20 years; and Cumberland
Township Ladies Fastball.
was also involved with the Orléans Minor Hockey
Associa-tion for 21 years; he volunteered with the Childrens
Aid Society for nearly 20 years; and he was the chairman
of the Ottawa Chapter of the Kidney Founda-tion for a
year after his daughter passed away.
is both honoured and humbled at having the street named
after him. His wife, who lives in a nursing home, and
his son are both extremely proud.
name changes, which come into effect on Nov. 16, will
impact 48 addresses on Belcourt Blvd., 12 addresses on
Beechmont Court, 10 addresses on Wedgewood Court, and
eight addresses on Notre Dame Street West.
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