Dedication program

Dedicate an engraved stone, tree or park bench as a milestone celebration, remembrance of a loved one or a reminder of a special event. 

The dedication program is open to anyone who would like to signify a person, event or special memory on a city tree, park bench or park stone with an engraving. The location is open to any city park and parklands.

Grist Mill stone engraved

Located on the stone dust path in front of the Grist Mill:

  • cost of the stones are $350 + HST
  • engraving is limited to 3 lines and 10 characters per line
  • stones will be under warranty for two years

Tree dedication

Choose any city park or parkland to place a tree dedication:

  • tree without plaque - $600 + HST
  • tree with plaque - $850 + HST
  • a plaque set at base of tree in concrete footing, engraving is limited to three lines, 12 characters per line
  • plaque will be maintained for two years at no additional cost, after two years responsibility of plaque is to the original purchaser
  • location of trees are at the discretion of the forestry & horticulture manager
  • trees are under warranty for two years and the city will be responsible for replacing it during that time
  • the city is responsibile for overall maintenance of the tree over the course of its lifecycle

Bench dedication

Enhance a park or community space for everyone with a commemorative bench:

  • new bench with plaque - $2550 + HST
  • existing park bench with plaque - $1650 + HST
  • new bench will be located on a concrete pad
  • new bench is at the discretion of the parks operations manager & director
  • benches and plaques are under warranty for two years
  • plaque engraving is limited to 3 lines and 12 characters per line
  • agreements will be in place for a period of 10 years with an option to renew

Application process

Applications are accepted year round but the program is implemented during Spring and Fall for the Grist Mill stone and tree dedication. To have your stone or tree installed during this calendar year, please submit your application by February 1 for the Spring deadline or August 1 for the Fall deadline. Bench applications are due by April 1.

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