Chalmers

Place Name: Chalmers Park

Feature Type (Year Approved): Park (1978)

Name Origins: Commemorative

Definition: 

Scottish: occupational name from Older Scots chalmer ‘chamberlain’.

English: occupational name.
From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Cultural Affiliation: English, Scottish

Gender: Male

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie 

This park is named after Chalmers Church, the well-known Calder community landmark. The name was chosen through a public contest organized by the Calder Action Committee. This church was named in honour of Thomas Chalmers (1780-1847), a leading Scottish theologian, philosopher, mathematician and moderator of the Free Church of Scotland. Many churches around the world bear his name. Chalmers Church in Edmonton dates back to 1911, when the first service was held in an Oddfellows Hall. Chalmers Park is in the Calder neighbourhood and has an area of 0.45 ha.

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