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Municipal Naming

Help us honour those individuals who have helped make our city what it is today. Tell us whose name you think should be added to the Potential Significant Names List. Submit your idea below. Deadline: June 30, 2019

Do you ever wonder how parks, roads or even City-owned buildings are named in St. Albert? Established in 2014, St. Albert’s Municipal Naming Policy aims to guide naming that reflect the City’s heritage, and recognize and commemorate noteworthy persons or organizations associated with the City.  Names of these persons or organizations form the Significant Names List, a list of names consulted when the City names streets, parks, buildings, and other significant features.

History of Street Names

In 1991, the Musée Héritage/Heritage Museum published a document called "History of the Street Names in St. Albert", which described the history and significance behind many of St. Albert's street names. This original document is available at the St. Albert Public Library.

Since then, City staff have built on the original history of the street name research in a document called Street Naming History in St. Albert. The document provides updated descriptions of the significance of St. Albert street names, including many newer streets as the City grows. Additional information will be added as ongoing street naming research is completed.

Significant Names List

Did you know the public has the opportunity to add new names to the Significant Names List?  Help honour those who have helped make our City what it is today! 

Submit names of individuals or groups, who have made significant contributions from the indigenous community, arts and culture, historical connections, educators, business owners, or the sporting community.  Any past or present St. Albert resident or group may be included.  Be sure to review the full naming criteria outlined in the Municipal Naming Policy.

Fill out the online Naming Request Submission Form at the bottom of this page, or pick up a form at:

Planning & Development
Second Floor, 5 St. Anne Street
St. Albert, AB  T8N 3Z9

All submissions will be reviewed and evaluated annually by the Naming Committee, which consists of one representative from the following City departments and external organizations:

  • Planning Branch
  • Cultural Programming
  • Recreation & Parks
  • Policing Services
  • Fire Services
  • Information & Technology Services
  • The Arts & Heritage Foundation of St. Albert
  • The St. Albert Historical Society

Please note that the inclusion of a name on the Significant Names List does not guarantee use in the future.  Some names on the list may be in use for private buildings or provincial infrastructure, and does not preclude future municipal use for other purposes, if appropriate.  Council makes the final decision on the naming of significant features.

Naming Announcements 

Jarome Iginla Arena

On September 17, 2018, Council approved the renaming of Akinsdale Arena to Jarome Iginla Arena.  Mr. Jarome Iginla was born and raised in St. Albert.  He began his hockey career playing for St. Albert, and later in the National Hockey League (NHL).  Iginla was also an Olympic gold medalist in 2002 and 2010.  Iginla has recently retired on July 30, 2018. 

Larry Olexiuk Field

On August 27, 2017, Council approved the naming of a new artificial turf field in Riel, as the Larry Olexiuk Field.  Mr. Larry Olexiuk was a coach and strong supporter of football in St. Albert for many decades.  

For more information please contact:

Planning & Development
Second Floor, 5 St. Anne Street
St. Albert, AB  T8N 3Z9

Phone: 780-459-1642
Fax: 780-458-1974

Municipal Naming Request Submission Form

Please fill out the fields below as completely as possible.

Please detail the contribution that this individual or group has made to the City of St. Albert. Include links of any historical and/or news sources available in support of the request.

*This submission will be considered for addition to the Potential Significant Names List at the next annual update of the list.

**Please note that adding a name to the City of St. Albert Potential Significant Names List does not guarantee when or if that name will be used for any naming purpose.

Please note the following:
1) Submissions containing inappropriate or profane language will be immediately discarded by staff. 2) The information you provide on this form may be transmitted outside of Canada. 3) This personal information is being collected under the authority of Section 33(c) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.A., 2000 and will be used in the administration of the Municipal Naming Program. It will be treated in accordance with the privacy protection provisions of Part 2 of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. If you have any questions about the collection, contact the FOIP Coordinator at 780-459-1500.

 

Last edited: January 21, 2019

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