Council supports event to honor doctors

November 16, 2015 8:20 am
Kara Kinna

Moosomin town council passed a motion to approve and support an event to honor the town’s doctors—both past and present—next June.

Council received a letter at their meeting last week from Pansy Taylor and Alice Abrahamson, the two volunteers who have spearheaded the development of Dr. Davidson Park in honor of Dr. Barrie Davidson, and the naming of Hussein Drive after Dr. Shaukat Hussein. Both were former long-time Moosomin doctors.

Taylor and Abrahamson told council that they would like to hold an outdoor ceremony in June to officially unveil the street sign, followed by a dedication ceremony for Dr. Davidson Park. An informal reception would follow at the Conexus Convention Centre, giving people an opportunity to visit with the doctors.

They also suggested that the event include a formal evening, including a catered meal and a program to follow with dignitaries and representatives from the health region, providing an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the current doctors as well as Dr. Davidson and Dr. Hussein.

“We strongly feel that this tribute to our doctors would be an event that would showcase Moosomin in a positive light,” they wrote. “Might the ‘Town’s Doctor Appreciation Day’ proclamation by the mayor also be a consideration?

“Dr. Hussein is very much looking forward to returning to Moosomin for a visit and is very moved to be honored by our town. Dr. Davidson smiles in anticipation of the possible ‘roasting’ he might receive.”

“I have no doubt it will be hugely successful and a real benefit to the town,” said Councillor Garry Beckett after the letter was read.

After some discussion council decided to pass a motion to provide the MCC centre free of charge for that day, and to endorse the event, as well as proclaim the Town Doctor Appreciation Day.