A banner paying tribute to Lou Battochio will hang from the rafters of the McIntyre Arena.
Battochio was a longtime city councillor representing Schumacher… and spent thousands of hours at the Mac… in several capacities with Schumacher Minor Hockey. He died in November.
Current Schumacher councillor Joe Campbell brought a motion to approve the banner to last night’s council meeting.
“I don’t think anyone is going to match Mr. Battochio’s commitment to the community,” Campbell said, “ to the city as a councillor all those years, to his commitment to Schumacher and being an ambassador for the city of Timmins and Schumacher for 70-some adult years and I think this is a fitting tribute.”
Campbell tells My Timmins Now Dot Com that he spoke to Battochio’s widow and son last week, and got their approval for the banner.
Council’s approval came in the form of a unanimous vote.
Here is audio of Campbell’s comments: