Peter Wing Rotary Rose Garden - Kamloops, BC
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 50° 40.655 W 120° 20.379
10U E 687953 N 5617348
Quick Description: Riverside Park in Kamloops was begun in 1905, on the former site of a lumber mill and a pig farm. Since its inception it has been the major park in the city, with the greatest number of amenities. It is far and away the most used park in the city.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 1/13/2015 12:51:57 PM
Waymark Code: WMN7MF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 2

Long Description:
Near the southwest corner of the large park is a circular rose garden, the roses for which were donated to the city by Mrs. Meryl Matthews. First opened on May 8, 1982, the garden was re-dedicated August 1999 and is now officially "Peter Wing Rotary Rose Garden" to honour former Kamloops Mayor Peter Wing (the first mayor in North America of Chinese descent).

A plaque, mounted in 1995, has been placed at the garden to honour Mrs. Matthews and reads as follows:

THIS ROSE COLLECTION HAS BEEN
DONATED TO THE CITY OF KAMLOOPS
BY MRS. MERYL MATTHEWS, A ROSE
ENTHUSIAST AND SUPPORTER OF
BEAUTIFICATION PROJECTS IN
KAMLOOPS.

DUE TO HER ACTIVE COMMUNITY
SERVICE SHE HAS BEEN HONOURED AS
A "FREEMAN OF THE CITY."

APRIL 1995

Roses

Garden Name: Peter Wing Rotary Rose Garden

Location: Riverside Park

Fees: Free

Website: [Web Link]

Parking: N 50° 40.674 W 120° 20.484

Hours: Not listed

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