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edmonton.ctvnews.ca 26 Nov, 2021 01:30 am

River Valley park named after Jan Reimer, Edmonton’s first female mayor

River Valley park named after Jan Reimer, Edmonton’s first female mayor
The first woman to serve as Edmonton’s mayor is being honoured with a park in the city’s River Valley.

River Valley park named after Edmonton's first female mayor A park in Edmonton's River Valley will be named for former Edmonton mayor Jan Reimer.Edmonton - The first woman to serve as Edmonton’s mayor is being honoured with a park in the city’s River Valley.Reimer worked to preserve and extend the trail system in the River Valley, as well as improve the water quality of the North Saskatchewan River.The park will be part of the existing River Valley parkland close to the Oleskiw neighbourhood located near the Terwillegar Park footbridge.

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