Our Needs List:
Memory Benches: $6,500 (10 required)
Have your community, county or nations name and message to our soldiers, silver cross families and killed in action soldiers inscribed on a black granite memory bench. (3 Lines of text total)
Trees & Shrubs: $275
Sponsor one of 45 trees or 90 shrubs that we need for these gardens and we will put a plaque at the foot of the tree with your communities or nations message of inspiration and gratitude. We need half of these items in 2019 and half in 2020.
Irrigation and Other Gardening Needs:
Bulbs, annuals and perennial - $2,500 - $3,000
Irrigation & water containment system installed - Approx $15,000
Memorial Panels: $275 per Memorial.
These 18” x 12” panels tell the stories and history of our Killed in Action Regional Soldiers from the East border of Opportunity County to the BC Border and from Grande Cache to the Northwest Territory Border.
Each panel represents not only a soldier who gave up their life, but the family that was left behind to mourn them. In all we have discovered some 300+ regional killed in action soldiers.
The first 75 panels are funded and will be installed in the gardens in late June/July.
Indigenous Memorial Panels: (Because they will be written in three languages, English, French & their traditional language; Cree, Beaver, Dene or Michif - they are more expensive to create than the regular panels as they need to be bigger, and the translations to traditional languages are very expensive) To sponsor the Indigenous Memorials, please contact our executive director, Renee Charbonneau directly (780) 933-0182. (We begin the research stage for these memorials in earnest in January of 2020 due to the granting cycle.) We need matching funds for the research portion and matching funds for the creation of these memorials in order to apply.
There are 8 gardens that we will be creating and each garden has a specific meaning or a specific group of people it is honouring, we would like to have 10 sculptures in the Animals of War garden of birds, horses, dogs, cats, camels, donkeys etc. We’d also like a lantern to contain an eternal light in the garden designated to honour the soldiers of suicide. In our Indigenous Gardens, we will need sculptures of a bear, a beaver, a wolf, an eagle, a buffalo, and a wapiti which are shared symbols of the Canadian Military & Indigenous Peoples. In all we have need of approximately 12-16 animal sculptures & one eternal light. Perhaps you have a local wood or stone sculptor that you would like to sponsor to provide an item for our gardens. Please contact our executive director directly so that you can discuss the needs and possibilities. (780) 933-0182
Paving and river stone walkways:
We are looking for a sponsor who will help create walking paths through the gardens. Approx $15,000
We are looking for a sponsor to help us with the cost of solar lighting for the gardens pathways.
Windows, Wheelchair Accessible Entry & Skirting:
The “floor to ceiling” windows that we want to have installed for the front of the building cost $7,500 + $2,500 for the install. The wheelchair accessible entry estimate is $7,500 - to create the ramp, railing, widen the entry, new door, sweep etc plus labour. Skirting all the way around In total Approx $17,500
Big Doors on a slider rail to cover the floor to ceiling windows up at night. Approx $2,500
Chain Link Fencing:
Partially Sponsored by Canadian Legion of Riders
Concrete for Sidewalks:
6610 sq.ft. concrete need 70m3 32 MPA - Approx $25,000
174 tonne gravel 3/4 crush delivered - Approx $6,000
350 pc of 10mm 20 ft. rebar - Approx $4,000
Labour - $16,000
Sound & CCTV System:
Approx $18,000 installed.
Partially sponsored by MD Greenview
Sea Can for Storage + it’s delivery: Approx $6,500
We require a seaworthy sea can with two - roll up doors on the 20’ side - 20’ long by 8’ wide.
(Insulated with lights would be amazing)
Furniture & Equipment: $25,000
Tables, chairs, pop cooler, microwave, coffee maker, water dispenser + water contract, garbage cans, serving utensils, some pots, pans, coffee cups, cutlery.
Install $9,600 + Materials of $1,500 = $11,100
Hook-Up - SPONSORED by Magnum Electric
Install and Hook up $4,500
Self Contained Water & Sewage System (Insulated and heated):
Shadow Boxes, LED lighting, Military Paraphernalia, Photos etc. Approx $15,000
A small 2 yard dumpster + contract for refuse removal
There are always expenses that you did not factor into a project or items whose prices increase drastically from the time when you built your proposal and plan to the time when you are in a position to enact it!
Cash is always welcome!
Please visit our sponsors page to see the various sponsor thank you’s we offer.
We are always pleased to work with our sponsors and supporters to find creative and innovative ways to ensure recognition is given.