Upgrade Project-some background information.
The genesis of the Kelowna
Cenotaph Upgrade Project was a Board of Directors meeting of the Kelowna
Veendam Sister City Association when it was decided that a Kelowna Centennial
Project was needed to improve the area of Kelowna City Park known as
the "Veendam Gardens". This area included the Kelwona Cenotaph
dating back to the post-WWI period and an arbour dedicated to WWII veterans.
The intent of the project
is to provide the city with one, improved cenotaph that honours veterans
of all Canada's wars. The project was launched in May 2004 with the
support of all local veterans associations and Mr Art Brown was named
as the chairman. The addition of the suport of the City of Kelowna Parks
and Leisure Department gave the project the official impetus needed.
the project stand today?
A design for the cenotaph
has been proposed that incorporates a central monument symbolizing the
two world wars, Korean war and peacekeeping operations that honours
the all of Canada's veterans.
How much will
the project cost and how much has been raised?
The project has been budgeted
at $675,000. To date $500,00 has been
raised so we're just $175,000 away from reaching our
goal. Businesses and private citizens have stepped forward to support
this community project that will create a lasting and fitting remembrance
for the men and women of of Kelowna who have made the supreme sacrifice
for Canada. This new cenotaph will be a place where all their names
will be honoured and remembered together.
You can help
make this great project a reality through your donations of funds or
services. If you do you'll be honouring the memory of those, possibly
even members of your family, who did their duty for all of us!
For more information
Art Brown ... 769-3024
Tax receipts will be
issued for donations of $20 or more