Manotick Remembrance Park
The project to build a beautiful park near the cenotaph in Dickinson Square has begun. Please see below for the construction schedule, which is, of course, weather dependent.
The park will include six gardens. Five are dedicated to the five branches of the Canadian Services: Army, Navy, Air Force, Merchant Navy and Peacekeeping. The sixth honours those who remained on the Home Front. Anne Clark-Stewart of the Manotick Horticultural Society has designed six beautiful flowerbeds, each one featuring plantings that were carefully chosen to be symbolic of its honourees.
The funding for Remembrance Park is based on community contributions matched by city funds. Joe Princiotta of OrchardView on the Rideau donated $125,000 as the base community contribution. With matching, that brought the fund to $250,000. In addition, Councillor Moffatt has agreed to add $100,000 from the ward’s cash-in-lieu fund, bringing the total to $350,000.
There is an additional need for $74,000 from donors in the community, of which $50,000 will be matched by the city. This money will be used to help pay for hardscaping - pathways, walls, fences, benches, garbage cans, lighting, signage and irrigation – as well as soil and turf. $25,000 will be used to procure the required plants, mulch and associated labour from multiple local suppliers.
Donations can be made by cheque to Manotick Remembrance Park Fund and mailed to the Royal Canadian Legion South Carleton Branch 314,
550 Ann Street, Manotick ON K4M 1A3. Donations can also be made on-line
via Paypal by visiting the Royal Legion's Remembrance Park Webpage (see button below).
Please be generous, in memory of our veterans.