Memorial Cenotaph

A memorial cenotaph is being built in Pioneer Park (where the library and Cultural Centre are situated) in Brentwood Bay. Community members have come forward over the years in support of a cenotaph with an attractive landscape setting.

The location in Pioneer Park will accommodate large ceremonial public gatherings and also be conducive to solitary contemplation. It will provide the community with a place of reverence throughout the year where people may visit to remember, quietly contemplate, and pay respects to those that lost their lives in times of conflict.

The cenotaph is a trapezoid made from polished granite.

A memorial cenotaph is being built in Pioneer Park (where the library and Cultural Centre are situated) in Brentwood Bay. Community members have come forward over the years in support of a cenotaph with an attractive landscape setting.

The location in Pioneer Park will accommodate large ceremonial public gatherings and also be conducive to solitary contemplation. It will provide the community with a place of reverence throughout the year where people may visit to remember, quietly contemplate, and pay respects to those that lost their lives in times of conflict.

The cenotaph is a trapezoid made from polished granite.

  • Site work underway!

    15 days ago
    Groundbreaking 2

    Now that summer events in Pioneer Park have concluded, we have broken ground on the new cenotaph in Pioneer Park! Starting September 7, landscape crews are excavating the area where the cenotaph will be placed. They will be pouring a concrete base and then the cenotaph, which is being prepared in Quebec, will be shipped to site at the end of the month. Landscape crews will resume work and the project will be finished in time for the Central Saanich's Remembrance Day ceremony to be held at the site on November 11, 2018.


    Now that summer events in Pioneer Park have concluded, we have broken ground on the new cenotaph in Pioneer Park! Starting September 7, landscape crews are excavating the area where the cenotaph will be placed. They will be pouring a concrete base and then the cenotaph, which is being prepared in Quebec, will be shipped to site at the end of the month. Landscape crews will resume work and the project will be finished in time for the Central Saanich's Remembrance Day ceremony to be held at the site on November 11, 2018.


  • Community Consultation Summary

    15 days ago

    Residents and stakeholders offered comments on the design and location in March 2018. There were displays in the lobbies of Municipal Hall and the library (GVPL's Central Saanich branch on Clarke Road) along with an online survey and contact information.

    Of the 43 survey responses, 60 per cent were either satisfied or very satisfied by the existing design. Based on feedback, slight modifications were made: District staff have added a double plinth, and instead of a dove on one side, the French message “Soyez en Paix” (Be at Peace) will be in its place.

    Residents and stakeholders offered comments on the design and location in March 2018. There were displays in the lobbies of Municipal Hall and the library (GVPL's Central Saanich branch on Clarke Road) along with an online survey and contact information.

    Of the 43 survey responses, 60 per cent were either satisfied or very satisfied by the existing design. Based on feedback, slight modifications were made: District staff have added a double plinth, and instead of a dove on one side, the French message “Soyez en Paix” (Be at Peace) will be in its place.