SPL will be changing the name of The Library on 20th Street Branch to the Dr. Freda Ahenakew Branch. The renaming decision is related to SPL’s commitment to Indigenization and in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action. The branch’s physical address is 100 – 219 Ave K S.
Dr. Ahenakew is an internationally recognized scholar whose work focussed on the promotion and preservation of the Cree language. Her professional and personal life served as inspiration for countless others, regardless of race, and SPL is honoured to have received her family’s blessing to name this branch after a true Canadian icon. An official renaming ceremony will be held on Feb 10, 2017.