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Deanne Cynthia Rose Park officially open in Alliston

June 16, 2022   ·   0 Comments

Alliston’s own Deanne Rose has her name in lights again – and this time it’s not for winning Gold at the Tokyo Olympics in Women’s Soccer.

Now, it’s in recognition of her contributions to the Town of New Tecumseth with a park named in her honour.

Deanne, a Canadian Women’s Soccer Gold Medal Champion, was on hand June 8 for the Deanne Cynthia Rose Park opening and sign dedication at 137 Falkner Street in Alliston.

The event was well attended by the public, who enjoyed free ice cream and hot dogs.

Councillors Donna Jebb, Fran Sainsbury, Shira Harrison-McIntyre, Stephanie MacLellan, Alan Lacey, Wayne Noye and Michael Beattie, as well as Simcoe–Grey MP Brian Saunderson were also on hand to bring greetings, as was Town of New Tecumseth Mayor Rick Milne and Deputy Mayor Richard Norcross.

The Town has previously honoured the hometown star with a parade on August 24, 2021, which started at the Fire Hall on Church Street in Alliston, and concluded with a gathering and celebration at the New Tecumseth Recreation Centre following the procession.

The Museum on the Boyne also holds a soccer ball signed by Rose in its collection.

Deanne Cynthia Rose, was born on March 3, 1999, in Alliston, and currently plays as Forward for the FA Women’s Super League Club Reading and Canada’s National Team.

In August, 2021, Rose helped Canada win their second Olympic bronze medal after scoring the game-opening goal during the third-place match against Brazil at the Tokyo Olympics

By Wendy Gabrek


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