The tribute bench program is a wonderful way to honour a loved one or a significant event.
Please note that there is a waiting list for bench donations for all West Vancouver parks, and some parks (particularly waterfront parks) are no longer available for bench donations.
If you would like to donate a bench, please follow these steps:
- decide where you would like to donate a bench (it is a good idea to have a second choice in mind) and then call 604-925-PARK to put your name on the waiting list. You can also email the Parks Department.
- when your name is next on the list, you will be called to set-up an appointment to decide on a location for the bench
Once the location is decided, you will be asked to provide payment by cheque to the "District of West Vancouver" along with your plaque wording (see guidelines below) to:
Parks Department—Bench Donations
3755 Cypress Bowl Road
West Vancouver, BC, V7S 3E7
Dates that indicate lifetime may not be used. Wording will be non-denominational and kept in the present tense to keep the theme of the inscriptions uplifting, while still honoring the person who is the subject of the donation. Wording must be approved by the Parks Department.
A maximum of three lines and approximately 36 characters per line, including spaces, is recommended for aesthetic reasons. The size of the plaque is two inches high and the length ranges from eight inches to a maximum of 12 inches.
Samples of approved inscriptions:
SHARING YOUR LOVE OF MOUNTAINS & SEA
YOUR FAMILY & FRIENDS
COME SIT WITH ME
AND REST AWHILE
BRISK WALKS - THOUGHTFUL TALKS
LIVING, LOVING THE SEA
AND THIS VIEW
MEET YOU ON THE PIER
FROM ALL THE FAMILY
FOR FRIENDS AND STROLLERS ALIKE, TO
SIT AND ENJOY THE PASSING SCENE
REST AWHILE & CHERISH THE PEACEFULNESS,
BEAUTY & BIRDLIFE OF AMBLESIDE
MEASURE YOUR AGE NOT IN YEARS
BUT BY THE FRIENDS YOU’VE MADE
LOVE OF MOUNTAINS, SEA AND FAMILY
ENHANCES LIFE’S VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY
“MAN MUST DO GOOD TO HIS FELLOW MAN”
GOOD PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS WELCOME
SHARING YOUR LOVE FOR THE WEST COAST,
FISHING, AND - DOGS
STILL ENJOYING LIFE'S SIMPLE PLEASURES
"PERSEVERANCE KEEPS HONOUR BRIGHT"
Please contact the Parks Department for cost information.
Includes bench, plaque, installation and maintenance for ten years. Receipts will be issued for income tax purposes. It may take up to three months for the inscription to be cast on a plaque and the bench installed.
For more information, please contact the Parks Department.