On Friday July 19th the City of Ottawa honoured Korean War Vet and long time community volunteer Gus Este by naming a park in his honour.   Although the park (formerly Brookstone Park) is not in the WBCA boundaries, Gus Este has been a resident of our area and a dedicated community volunteer.

From Steve Desroches’ website

City Council recently approved Deputy Mayor Steve Desroches’ Motion recommending that the City honour this milestone by naming the City park on Brookstone Street in Barrhaven “Gus Este Park” after life-long community volunteer and Korean War Veteran Mr. Gus Este.
 
Mr. Este has worked quite extensively as a volunteer and has been involved with numerous organizations including the Ontario Lung Association, the Head Injury Association, the Mayor of Nepean’s Task Force on Visible Minorities, and served nine years on the Nepean Public Library Board.  He is also a member of the Canadian Korea Veterans Association and the Royal Canadian Legion. Gus currently serves as the Immediate Past-President of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 641 (Barrhaven) and previously District Governor with the Lions Clubs International organization in Canada.
 
Mr. Este is a model of lifetime service to Canada and his community and this Commemorative Naming Ceremony will serve to honour one of Barrhaven’s most active and well-known community members and Canada’s contribution to the Korean Conflict.
 
The new park sign will include the Veterans Affairs Canada logo for the 60th Anniversary of the Korean War. This sign will be officially unveiled at a special ceremony at the park on July 19th, 2013, at 1:00 p.m.
 
Mayor Jim Watson will also declare that in honour of this event, July 19, 2013 will be proclaimed “Korean Veterans Day” in the City of Ottawa to commemorate Mr. Este and Canada’s contribution to the Korean Conflict.
 
The park is located at 26 Brookstone Street in Barrhaven.
 
Congratulations Gus!

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