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Our Bench & Tree Dedication Program provides tranquil places for reflection, and pays homage to memories, moments in time and departed loved ones while beautifying our rural landscape.

This program allows individuals and community groups to adopt a wooden bench featuring a custom-cast bronze plaque with a message of their choosing. These benches are then installed near contemplative and picturesque locations across the MD. Alternatively a tree can be adopted, which is then planted in a location that works for both the MD and program participant.

Mark the memory of a friend or family member; celebrate a birthday or anniversary; or observe any event of significance to you and your family.

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How the Program Works

The Bench & Tree Dedication Program is intended to be operated on a full cost recovery basis. Under the terms of the program, a donation fee of $4,000 (subject to annual Council review) per dedication bench and plaque is required to cover the purchase, installation, long-term maintenance and administrative costs of approved benches in perpetuity.

Maintenance funding is placed into a perpetual care reserve account for supporting the program.

Download the application form below to get started, or contact the Community Services team for more information about the program.

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