One of Nanaimo’s most prominent community-oriented families will be honoured next week with a park naming dedication.
On Sept. 20 at 5 p.m. the Sherry family will be present at a dedication ceremony when the sports fields at Harewood Centennial Park are officially named Sherry Fields.
Loyd Sherry, who served on Nanaimo city council for 31 consecutive years until deciding to step away from politics last November, contributed to Nanaimo on many community fronts, perhaps the most notable being a long-standing member of the Nanaimo Heritage Commission, where he remains an at-large member. Sherry and his wife Bev both continue to volunteer at various organizations.
Donn Sherry, Loyd’s brother, has volunteered with youth sports and worked with CNIB for many years.
Sherry family members have also volunteered for the Harewood Recreation Commission, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, B.C. Summer Games, B.C. Seniors Games and the B.C. Disability Games, among others.
“This dedication is to recognize the Sherry family’s contribution to our community,” said Nanaimo Mayor John Ruttan. “And as many of the public that are able to come we’d love to see everyone there.”