In Brief

Leaside United gets new minister

A special congregational meeting at Leaside United Church voted unanimously in March to appoint Rev. Emily Gordon its new minister. Gordon was ordained in June 2015 after serving a one-year internship at Kincardine United Church in southwest Ontario. Her previous ministerial experience includes serving seven months as a supply minister at Trinity-St. Paul’s in Toronto. She has a master’s degree in divinity from Emmanuel College and another in English from Simon Fraser University. Her first service with Leaside United was to be on May 1.

Stickney Ave. to become official

Stickney Ave. will soon be officially part of Leaside. The old Markham Ave., which runs between Airdrie Rd. and Laird Dr., will be renamed Sunday, May 15, at a noon ceremony to honour the late David Stickney, a lifelong Leaside resident, who died in May last year. The Stickney Memorial Committee, formed last year shortly after the death of the former Leaside High teacher and coach, filed the renaming application with the city last July. The committee has raised more than $15,000 to date, most of which will go to The Leaside Scholarship Fund.