Kitimat's former Director of Recreation honoured

Joe Iannarelli held position for 30 years until his death


The District of Kitimat is formally recognizing the contribution of long time recreation director Joe Iannarelli, who passed away just over a year ago.

An aluminum plaque will be placed inside Tamitik Arena in his honour -- and the trail that loops from the Giant Spruce road, along the Kitimat River and back to the dyke road will be named after him.

Iannarelli lost his battle with acute liver failure on his 68th birthday -- December 13th, 2009.

He served as the Director of Recreation for the District from 1979 until his death.