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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Dave Abel Park (430 Harold Avenue East, Winnipeg)

Formerly the Harold Avenue East park, this Winnipeg park commemorates community member and Credit Union notable Dave Abel. A plaque in the park was dedicated by Transcona Ward Councillor Russ Wyatt on 28 June 2014.

Dave Abel moved to Transcona in 1973 and became active in the community. A strong proponent of cooperative Credit Union system and principles, he became a Casera Credit Union (formerly the Transcona Credit Union) member in 1981, joined their Board of Directors in 1985, became President in 1995, and served in that capacity for nearly 20 years. He volunteered for the Transcona Nationals Football Club, was a 23-year Scout Leader (10th Transcona Scout Group), participated in the governance of St. Georges Anglican Church, and coached girls’ soccer at the former Pirates Community Club. He was instrumental in the founding of the Titan Credit Union at the Transcona Collegiate Institute (1997) and the Park City Meadows Seniors Housing Coop (2001). He also served as a board member (District 4 director) for the Credit Union Central of Manitoba. He and his wife, Norma, have two children.

Dave Abel Park

Commemorative monument in Dave Abel Park (October 2014)
Source: Nathan Kramer

Site Location (lat/long): N49.90144, W96.98927
denoted by symbol on the map above


Standing Policy Committee on Protection and Community Services, 19 November 2012, City of Winnipeg.

TPRA celebrates park upgrades as last act,” The Herald, 8 July 2014.

This page was prepared by Nathan Kramer.

Page revised: 21 December 2014

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