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Park Board considers site dedicated to Grace McCarthy

Grace McCarthy passed away in May 2017 at the age of 89. (Courtesy the BC Government)

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A longtime politician remembered as a trailblazer for women in BC may soon be honoured with a permanent site somewhere in Vancouver.

Park Board Commissioner John Coupar is hoping his colleagues will vote in favour of the idea.

“I think it’s just wonderful to be able to tell the story of somebody who really worked hard to do good work in the community, and I think, you know, we need to recognize that,” he says.

Some options might be an area in a park, or in Van Dusen Gardens.

Coupar notes that “McCarthy was one of the commissioners who put forward the proposal to the city for the conservatory to be a centennial project.”

McCarthy was a park board commissioner in the 1960s before becoming an MLA and serving the province for decades.

She passed away at the age of 89 after battling a brain tumour.