Strathcona County is remembering Vic Bidzinski in a special way.
The late councillor, who passed away in September of 2017, will have a portion of Sherwood Park's Oak Street ceremonially renamed to Vic Bidzinski Way in his honour.
"The reason we ended up picking Oak Street was it carried a lot of weight to the Bidzinski family. When you look at it, in a lot of ways, a walk down Oak Street is a walk down some of Vic's contributions to our community in Sherwood Park," said Ward 1 councillor Robert Parks.
The long-time councillor of almost 20 years was a major supporter of many projects along the street, from playgrounds and parks to soccer fields and the golf course.
"I remember when I was on a job shadow back in the 1990s and Vic Bidzinski was my councillor then and he had me sit in his chair. I remember sitting laughing when he said 'one day you're going to be here Robert' and I thought that was really neat," said Parks.
Bidzinski was also involved with the local Rotary Club, the minor soccer association, Knights of Columbus and the Strathcona Community Hospital Foundation.
County council unanimously agreed to the ceremonial name change and plans to have a memorial plaque made in the future.