Regina City Council has voted unanimously to rename Lakeridge’s skateboard park after the late Terry Hincks.
Hincks, who was a city councillor since 2003 was a believer in youth sports and was an advocate for having places for kids to play. He died of cancer last October.
Mayor Michael Fougere says council went ahead without a notice-of-motion-protocol as council was passionate about the issue.
A notice would have allowed citizens to speak about the motion.
“It’s a great tribute to a wonderful person,” Fougere said. “A great councillor and friend and a colleague, who I think loved this city more than anyone else. It’s an honour to provide this memory so his family can know we paid tribute to him.”
Fougere says it wasn’t meant to be a lack of respect for anyone, simply council believed very strongly in it.
“The thought of council doing this was to say, ‘let’s do it because we feel so passionate about it,'” Fougere said. “So, it wasn’t meant to be a lack of respect for anyone who wanted to speak about this.”
Fougere said Hincks spoke often at council about why a skateboard park was important.
The park is located between Winston Knoll Collegiate and Michael A. Riffel High School.