Cobourg Renames Coverdale Park After Former Mayor

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Cecilia Nasmith/Today’s Northumberland
Cobourg council likes the idea of renaming Coverdale Park after former Mayor Peter Delanty,
and approved the motion at Monday’s committee-of-the-whole meeting.
A report from parks manager Jason Johns gave some background on Delanty, who was born and raised in Cobourg. His council career (which began shortly after he retired as principal of CDCI West) includes a full decade on council, starting in 2000 (with a term as mayor).
His passionate leadership, dedication and commitment to the town has won him the Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award for his work in a variety of causes, including the annual Civic Awards Committee, Cobourg Library Foundation, Cobourg Rotary Club, Cobourg and District Historical Society, Northumberland United Way and the Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Board of Health.
More recently, Mayor Gil Brocanier said, he was co-chair of the Cobourg 2017 committee struck to help the town celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.
“I think it’s well explained why Peter deserves to have something named after him,” Brocanier said of the staff report.
“Every previous mayor in the Town of Cobourg has something named after him,whether it’s the Jack Heenan Arena or Joan Chalovich Way.
“The fact that Coverdale Park is in close proximity to his house and he plays tennis there – and actually has taught tennis there – I think it’s most appropriate to recognize him.”
Brocanier allowed that the town does have a Delanty Street, but this is named after his father who had also been mayor years ago.

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