La Broquerie council resolved last week to create a tangible tribute to the life and work of a former reeve.
Councillor Larry Tetrault commemorated Georges Joseph Boily during last Wednesday’s council meeting.
Boily passed away on Dec. 12, 2019. He was 93.
"Mr. Boily is especially known in our community for being a leader in building the first arena in La Broquerie," Tetrault said.
"Because of the arena, La Broquerie today is known as the hockey community of Manitoba."
Boily served as councillor from 1958 to 1962, and as reeve of the municipality from 1964 to 1971.
He was among a group of men who 70 years ago cut the lumber used to build the community’s indoor arena.
Boily was also involved in the construction of a pedestrian bridge over the Seine River in Tetrault Park.
"In his honour, I would like to suggest that the bridge be named after him," Tetrault said.
Council agreed, passing a resolution calling for the bridge to be renamed accordingly.
A plaque ceremony has been planned for June.