Isobel’s Place in the Park
Whitevale Park now has a special place of solitude, reflection and meditation. “Isobel’s Place in the Park”, is in memory of Isobel Thompson. Friends and neighbours will gather at the Whitevale Park for this sunset tribute to Isobel, followed by refreshments and the sharing of memories in the Whitevale Community Centre.
Date: Saturday, October 15, 2016
Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Whitevale Park, 371 Whitevale Road
Isobel and her husband Tommy have been the heart and soul of Whitevale since their arrival some 50 year ago. Their commitment to our hamlet and the preservation of the North Pickering lands is unparalleled. The dedication of this quiet place in the park is in appreciation of Isobel’s selfless devotion to our community.
She has been and will always be missed.
City of Pickering report to the Exec. Committee Re: Whitevale Arts & Cultural Centre (formerly the Whitevale Library)
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Recommendation from the Report:
1. That Report CR 12-13 of the Director, Culture & Recreation regarding the Whitevale and District Residents’ Association be received; and
2. That Council approve in principle the repurposing of the former Whitevale Library into the Whitevale Arts and Cultural Centre to be managed and operated by the Whitevale and District Residents’ Association; and
3. That Council either authorize staff to:
(i) prepare a one year lease agreement with Whitevale and District Residents’ Association for the use of the former Whitevale Library as the Whitevale Arts and Cultural Centre; or in the alternative
(ii) proceed with the sale of the former Whitevale Library in accordance with the City’s Policy regarding the Acquisition and Disposal of Land; and
4. That appropriate City of Pickering officials be authorized to take the necessary action to give effect thereto.
Isobel and Tommy Thompson have been the heart and soul of Whitevale for a very long time. To commemorate Isobel’s life and dedication, the Whitevale and District Residents’ Association (WDRA) has decided to honour her memory with a bench and three large trees in the Whitevale Park.
Anyone who wants to take part in this project is more than welcome. We are looking for both labour and financial donations to cover both the immediate and ongoing costs; please see the attached letter for more details.
Trees for Isobel
Whitevale Heritage Pride Program – House Plaque
This is an excellent opportunity to increase our sense of community and identify the rich heritage built by those who founded and developed Whitevale.
Each plaque will state the date or approximate date of construction, the original owner and occupation or subsequent notable owner. Buildings that were built before 1900 are eligible. Buildings built after 1900 may be considered on receipt of written description of the exceptional heritage characteristics with an application.
Please take some time to review the information presented in the following files and take part in the Heritage Pride Program.
WHPP Forms and Background