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Inauguration of the Judge-Lindsay-H.-Place sports field

The City of Pointe-Claire, along with the Lester B. Pearson School Board, today inaugurated the Judge-Lindsay-H.-Place sports field.

“It was important to pay tribute to Judge Place for his continuous commitment for more than 30 years for the education of young people. With this gesture, we are contributing to preserving the memory of this great man and ensuring that his name and story are known and recognized by current and future generations,” said Tim Thomas, Mayor of Pointe-Claire.

The event brought together the daughter of the late Judge Lindsay Place, Mrs. Margot Place, members of the Lester B. Pearson School Board, as well as members of the Lindsay Place Alumni Foundation. For the occasion, a commemorative plaque installed at the sports field was unveiled. and two benches were donated by the Lindsay Place High School Alumni Foundation.

The Judge Lindsay H. Place sports field is located on John-Fisher Avenue.

Career of Lindsay H. Place

The mid-1930s saw the beginning of Lindsay H. Place’s active involvement as a commissioner with the Protestant School Commission of Pointe-Claire and Beaconsfield, which he went on to chair five years later, until 1967.

In the 1950s and 1960s, he was one of the key players in the emergence of the Lakeshore School Board, which became a major school board in Québec. A generous man always willing to serve his community, Judge Place was also president of the Quebec Association of Protestant School Boards, and president of the Canadian School Trustees Association.

After earning a bachelor’s degree in Civil Law at McGill University, he joined Alcan in 1942, where he held several positions over the years, in particular as Chief Legal Advisor and as Vice-President of the legal arm of the company. He also worked at the Downtown YMCA in addition to serving as Director of Childcare Centres. He was appointed a municipal judge in Pointe-Claire and Beaconsfield in 1956.

Judge Lindsay H. Place was devoted to his family, community and education. He died in 1978, a few days before his retirement, at the age of 65.

From left to right: Margot Place, daughter of the late Judge Lindsay Place, Peter G. Nauth, Treasurer, Lindsay Place High School Alumni Foundation, Cindy Finn, Director General of the Lester B. Pearson School Board, Judith Kelley, Chair – LBPSB Council of Commissioners, Tim Thomas, Mayor of Pointe-Claire, Brent Cowan, City Councillor, district 8 – Oneida, Bruno Tremblay, City Councillor, district 6 – Seigniory, Eric Stork, City Councillor, district 7 – Northview, Paul Bissonnette, City Councillor, district 2 – Lakeside


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