Veterans Memorial Gardens & Interpretive Centre

Veterans Memorial Gardens & Interpretive Centre

About Us:

The Canadian Motorcycle Tourism Association is the association building Veterans Memorial Gardens & Interpretive Centre in Grande Prairie. 

VMG & Interpretive Centre Committee is:

Renee Charbonneau - Chair/Project Lead

Renee is the daughter of two veterans and a base brat. A long term member of the Canadian Army Veterans Motorcycle Units, Renee realized a long time ago that motorcycles and veterans were a "thing".  Renee believes that "Remembrance is something that a Silver Cross Family does daily and so should we." 

This project is a result of Renee's vision and mission.

Lynne Waldie 

Lynne is the daughter of a veteran and a long time resident of the Grande Prairie Region.

Sheila Willis (Historian) 

Sheila is the Alberta Heritage Excellence Award Recipient for 2018.

Our Mission:

To create a place that will educate the citizens and youth of our region about the military history of Northwestern Alberta, because there is much to learn from our past.

To create a place of Remembrance for comrades, families and loved ones to find solace and where the citizens and youth of our region can commemorate and celebrate the lives of our soldiers, the ones who became veterans and the ones who were killed in action.

Our Vision:

Veterans Memorial Gardens & Interpretive Centre brings together our rich military history and the stories of service and sacrifice in a way that makes learning, exploring & remembering an experience for all who enter. 

Some History - How Veterans Memorial Gardens Came to be

Overview of Veterans Memorial Gardens

Alberta Historical Resources Foundation

This project was funded in part by the Government of

Alberta through the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation.


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This project has qualified for funding from Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC) Commemorative Partnership Program (CPP) Community War Memorial Funding

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With the participation of the Government of Canada.

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Canadian Motorcycle Tourism Association

CMTA Contact Info:

Head Office:

10908-102 St

Grande Prairie, AB, T8V 2X3 

Ph: (780) 933-0182

Satellite Office:

Box 524

Two Hills, AB, T0B4K0

Email support:

General Info:  info@motorcycletourism.ca

Membership/Sales:  exec.director@motorcycletourism.ca

Event Support: events@motorcycletourism.ca

Web Support: admin@motorcycletourism.ca