that lives at this property currently has lived there for 65
years. His name is Gotthard Rehsler and he has been heavily
involved with the community, volunteered at the Yarrow Fire Hall
~ Sean Tilstra,
CHILLIWACK AND DISTRICT ARE GETTING FOUR NEW STREETS
ever wondered how a street gets its name, who named it
and why they named it that?
On Tuesday, it's expected that City Hall councillors
will rubber stamp three new street names in Chilliwack
and one in Yarrow.
Apparently, naming rights are left up to the individuals
or companies pushing new roads in. But all new names
need to get the nod from City Hall first.
The three Chilliwack names are located in the Nixon Road
area will be called: "Bounty Place", "Harvest
Place" and "Farmer's Way". In Yarrow, the new Street
name will be called "Rehsler Place."
Smith, Property Real Estate Manager for land developers
Mann Group Ltd., told The Voice Monday via
e-mail that new subdivision names would have to be
supported by area themes. In the case of Falls Ridge,
Smith said the names are derived from "farm country."
"Farming is long-loved by Chilliwack residents and is
country living at its best," wrote Smith.
As for Rehsler Place in Yarrow, developer Sean Tilstra
from Westmont Homes in Langley, also told The
Voice in an e-mail, that the new street there
has a personal connection through his wife whose
grandfather's family name was Rehsler. But there is also
a significant historical importance to the name Rehsler.
"The gentlemen that lives at this property currently has
lived there for 65 years. His name is Gotthard Rehsler
and he has been heavily involved with the community,
volunteered at the Yarrow Fire Hall for years," wrote
Tilstra adding that "(Rehsler) had a nursery called
Yarrow Rainbow Nursery on the property, raised his four
children on the property, and had two wives of over 20
years at this property."
Tilstra also added that he thought it was a suitable
name after the contributions the Rehsler family have
made to the community and how the property has evolved
over the decades.
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