In January 2020, Dr. Marian Laderoute reached out to the Township to donate the concerned parcel of land located on the north-east side of the intersection of Gore Line and Rapid Road in the village of Westmeath, Ontario. Council approved the reception of the donated lands. Municipal staff approached council with the possibility of relocating the war memorial/ cenotaph, currently located on a municipal recreation property (Westmeath Arena), to this more accessible and visual location which will increase engagement from the youth, residents, Veterans and the Canadian Armed Forces members. The relocation of the cenotaph/war memorial would allow for a leisure setting of shade and green space while offering cenotaph features to host commemorative days and celebrations.
The project includes landscaping, removal of trees and grubbing, new trees and plantings, relocation of the Westmeath cenotaph monument, paved trail, fencing to include both chain-link and wood, and site furniture including benches, flagpole, park sign and commemorative plaque.
The project is planned to begin spring/ summer with completion in fall of 2021.
The Township was successful in receiving funding through the Canada Commemorative Partnership Program – Community War Funding in the amount of $25,000. Council of the Township of Whitewater Region have also funded the construction of Westmeath Cenotaph Project through several park reserve funds.
Notice # 1 - May 10, 2021
Manager of Parks & Recreation
Township of Whitewater Region
P.O. Box 40, 44 Main Street Cobden, ON K0J 1K0
Phone: (613) 646-2282 ext. 122