Street named after Tyne Valley leader
Tyne Valley community leader and fundraiser Clyde Minard will have a street named in his honour.
At the recommendation of the Tyne Valley Village Council, a newly constructed road next to the Hilton J. McNeil Seniors Building will be officially named Clyde Minard Way. Transportation, Infrastructure and Energy Minister Paula Biggar joined community leaders in recognizing Clyde Minard Way as part of the provincial highway system.
“Clyde Minard spent many years serving community organizations of all kinds in Tyne Valley, whether helping to found the Stewart Memorial Foundation or working for the Presbyterian Church,” Minister Biggar said. Government is pleased to recognize a man who truly exemplifies the Island traits of hard work and community spirit.” said.
A number of members of Clyde Minard’s family traveled to Tyne Valley from Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia for the ceremony.
“We’re just really proud and pleased to see our father recognized in this way,” said Ken Minard of Summerside. “I’m grateful to the village and the provincial government for doing this. My father was very involved in the community and it is good to see him being remembered.”
“Council is very pleased that this new roadway will be named to honor the late Clyde Minard,” said Tyne Valley village chairperson Kevin Kadey. “The Village of Tyne Valley is honored the family has agreed to let their father’s name be used for this naming.”
Minard, who passed away on October 3, 2006, was named the 2002 Citizen of the Year at the Tyne Valley Oyster Festival. He was recognized with a Queen’s Jubilee Medal the same year.
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