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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Gander cenotaph area renamed to "The Gander Heritage Memorial Park"

Sunday, September 16th was a momentous day for us as Mayor Elliott officially renamed the cenotaph area "The Gander Heritage Memorial Park" and unveiled two large billboards depicting the design of the future park.

The billboards

Gander's Mayor Claude Elliott speaking

Also, in attendance for the unveiling was MHA Kevin O’Brien who announced his government’s support of the project with $150,000 in funding.

Gander's MHA Kevin O'Brien speaking

Here is the Committee along with Levi, stand-in for Sgt. Gander. Levi was very popular at the ceremony and graciously posed for a number of photo shots. It is uncanny that Levi is almost an exact likeness in size and image of Sgt. Gander.

The Gander Heritage Memorial Park Committee
Back row R. Lew Pearce, Rep. Canadian Legion, Clyde Burt, Betty Burt, Pat Brazil, Wilson Hoffe, Carol Walsh, Maxine Smith, Don Stuckless, Bill Kelly
Front Row R. Joy Janes, Levi, Victoria (Levi’s friend)
Absent: Elizabeth Ireland

Victoria and Levi

Carol Walsh / September 27, 2012

Click here to read the related news article in the local Gander newspaper The Beacon.

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Anonymous said...

Hi Carol. So nice to see the progression of the Gander Schools Legacy, and now the Gander Heritage Memorial Park. Familiar faces in your photos
Audrey Mingo Grantham
Bedford, NS