On Monday, former City Councillor John Lehners was honoured in council with a memorial plaque presented by the City of Grande Prairie on behalf of Design Works Centre.
According to the City, Design Works Centre gifted the plaque commemorating Lehners’ commitment and service to hockey and the Grande Prairie Hockey Legends Project.
Grande Prairie Mayor Jackie Clayton says Lehners played a critical role for the City as a community leader and was “instrumental” to the Hockey Legends Project.
“Today we had the opportunity to present that plaque as it wasn’t ready when we had the official ceremony.”
“His strengths were working not only with ourselves and the City of Grande Prairie, but school boards, and sporting organizations, and hockey in particular so him being recognized within the Hockey Legends Lounge was very special.”
Lehners is credited with developing the rubric system that must be passed to qualify as a GP Hockey Legend while serving as Special Events Co-chair for the organization.
Lehners’ wife Donna Koch accepted the memorial plaque on her husband’s behalf, which will be displayed at the Design Works Centre.