To the Editor,
Re: First mayor helped build city, Dec. 15.
In addition to the many places in our city which you reference and pay honour to our first mayor Mark Bate there is at least one additional one. St. Paul’s Anglican Church of which Bate was a member is recognized in the window of St. Mark with the face of Bate in icon format in the stained glass window. Historically it was not uncommon to paint the picture of a local person of significance within the iconography of church buildings.
This window was given in memory of Bate by his family a number of years ago. St. Paul’s is very proud to have this history of Nanaimo memorialized in one of our windows.
Archdeacon Brian EvansNanaimo