Allan Stien Park

Place Name: Allan Stien Park

Feature Type (Year Approved): Park (1996)

Name Origins: Commemorative

Definition: What does the name mean

German, Jewish (Ashkenazic): locative name, for someone who lived by a prominent rock or on stony ground, from Middle High German stein ‘stone, rock’. The Jewish surname is ornamental.

From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Cultural Affiliation: German, Jewish

Gender: Male

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie

This 1.79-ha. park, located in the Riverdale neighbourhood, is named after the award-winning filmmaker, broadcaster and musician Allan Stein (1948-1994). The Ontario-born Stein produced and directed the 1987 film Shooting Stars: The Amazing Story of the Edmonton Grads. It chronicled the history of the world-renowned women's basketball team, which won dozens of national and international championships. Stein served as president of the Alberta Motion Picture Industries Association and the Alberta Union of Students, and was a member of the Worth Commission on Education. He was also a founding member of film West Associates. In 1990, Stein turned his talents to radio broadcasting, hosting "Edmonton PM," CBC radio's weekday afternoon program.

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