The Veterans Tribute & Pollinator Garden
Start date: 19 September, 2016
End date: 30 June, 2017
To build a Garden that serves as an oasis where people come together to say “Thank You. “It’s a place where our veterans and community as a whole can reflect on what we have achieved as a young Country. Our residents, community member’s, volunteers, families and staff can support meaningful reconciliations bringing people together. The Garden provides opportunity to promote a strong sense of pride and belonging to our community members. It will shape our community by the ongoing implementation of educational activities and events that allow our community to reflect on Canada's historic moments that leave a lasting legacy now and for future generations.
The Veterans Tribute & Pollinator Garden will be a therapeutic place that provides our veterans and residents living with dementia a safe environment for reflection and passing time with others. The Garden will be a place where our community works together to influence the successful use of the garden and the implementation of community programs and events. To pay tribute to our veterans and residents we created this short video. We hope you take a moment to watch. http://vimeo.com/79014395
Nature of the Project Reach
The Nature of The Veterans Tribute & Pollinator Garden is to create an inclusive space that will allow all members of the community to enjoy. This is an integral element to the community that will enable all residents, staff and visitors, no matter their disability, to enjoy the courtyard and enrich their outdoor experience. The proposed planting within the courtyard will promote and attract pollinators to the garden and serve as an educational tool for students and visitors to learn the importance of pollinators in urban spaces. Interpretive signage will be an essential element to displaying this message to all visitors.
The Veterans Garden is a place where our Veterans, residents, caregivers, volunteers, staff and community members come together and help with the implementation of therapeutic needs, educational activities and events focused on the history of Canada's historic moments such as Canada's 150th anniversary of Confederation in 2017.
To promote and attract pollinators to the garden and serve as an educational tool for all to learn the importance of pollinators in urban spaces
Provide inclusive programs that create a sense of belonging and provide meaningful reconciliation.
Foster community participation in the Guelph/Wellington area in the planning and implementation of ongoing historic events and activities.
Provide opportunity to promote a strong sense of pride and belonging for all Canadians.