The Municipality and the Veterans Way Memorial Committee are pleased to extend an invitation to the public to the formal dedication ceremony for Veterans Way Memorial Park on Sunday, September 27 at 2:00 pm. The dedication wil be a proud salute to those who have bravely and selflessly served their nation and their communities in times of conflict and peace. The Memorial Committee asks that everyone do their part by wearing red to the ceremony as a visual tribute in recognition and support of the Veterans' legacy of freedom and democracy.
For those who are not familiar with the area, the Memorial Park is located at County Road #44 and Veterans Way at the entrance to the Ferguson Forest Centre, just north of the North Grenville Municipal Centre.
The Veterans Way Memorial Committee members are very proud and pleased to announce that the dedication ceremony will commence with a concert by the prestigious Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces. The Central Band will play from the centre field area of the Memorial Park which will offer multiple viewing areas for the audience.
The dedication ceremony will include the attendance of local Veterans and the participation of the Army, Navy and Air Force Veterans in Canada, Zone G-3 Royal Canadian Legion Branches, NATO Veterans Organization of Canada, past and serving members of the Canadian Armed Forces and Emergency and Protective Services representatives.
The list of honoured guest speakers includes MP Gord Brown, MPP Steve Clark, Mayor David Gordon and John Wilson, President of the Ferguson Forest Centre Corporation Board of Directors.
Please be advised that there will be limited seating available on site for Veterans and their guests during the ceremony. It is suggested that attendees consider bringing a lawn chair or portable seating device if they wish to do so. In keeping with Municipal regulations that apply to this special event, the public is requested to refrain from bringing animals to the Memorial Park.
In the event of inclement weather, arrangements have been made to hold the Dedication Ceremony indoors at the Urbandale Arts Centre, which limits seating to the maximum capacity permitted in the Theatre.
Please note that a portion of Veterans Way will be temporarily closed to vehicular traffic in the interest of public safety to accommodate the ceremony.