Vancouver Park Board commemorates former Vice Chair Grace McCarthy with plaza and plaque

The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation commemorated its former Vice Chair Grace McCarthy with a new plaque and plaza. 

McCarthy died in 2017 at age 89, after a long battle with a brain tumour.

The new Grace McCarthy Plaza is located at the top of Queen Elizabeth Park near the Bloedel Conservatory, a place the park board says she worked tirelessly to ensure was completed.

McCarthy served as vice chair of the park board for three terms and was a lifelong ambassador for the city’s green spaces, the park board said in a news release. 

Stuart Mackinnon, chair of the park board, said the chosen spot is fitting for a McCarthy memorial, as the view from

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