Commemorative Programs

Commemorative Programs

Commemorative Bench with PlaqueThe Department of Public Works offers commemorative programs to memorialize the loss of a loved one, or to commemorate a birth, anniversary, graduation or special occasion. 

Tree Planting Program
Our Commemorative Tree Planting Program involves a $250 donation, which includes your choice of tree - evergreen (1.5m/5 ft), deciduous (2.5m/8 ft) or a flowering deciduous (2.5 m/8 ft). As part of the program, the donor's name will be added to the Commemorative Tree Planting Bulletin Display located at the west entrance to Bowring Park.

Bench to be placed in Bowring Park
The cost for this program is $3,100. These benches are Victorian style. As part of the commemorative program, the donor can provide at their own cost a small bronze plaque (3 in x 10 in) which the City will attach to the bench. 

Benches (excluding Bowring Park)
The cost for the program is a $750 donation per bench. As part of the commemorative program, the donor can provide at their own cost a small metal plaque (3 in x 10 in) which the City will attach to the bench. 

Other Information
The Parks and Open Spaces Divsion will entertain any request from the public for different methods of commemoration.

Persons interested in this program are required to complete a Commemorative Program Form, available at Access St. John's, located on the first floor of City Hall.

For additional help, contact information or to submit a service request visit Access 311