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.

  • Attend the official unveiling Nov 11

    29 days ago
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    On this Remembrance Day, the 100th anniversary of the end of the first world war, hundreds of Central Saanich residents are expected to come together for the unveiling of the community’s ceremony and the unveiling of the new cenotaph.

    Residents will join Mayor Ryan Windsor, Council members, including Chair of the Cenotaph Committee Carl Jensen, Central Saanich police and fire fighters, members of Air Cadet’s 676 Kittyhawk Squadron, Girl Guides, Boy Scouts, Stelly’s Marching Band and other local service.

    In addition to the unveiling of the cenotaph, the ceremony also included a march in, two minutes of...


    On this Remembrance Day, the 100th anniversary of the end of the first world war, hundreds of Central Saanich residents are expected to come together for the unveiling of the community’s ceremony and the unveiling of the new cenotaph.

    Residents will join Mayor Ryan Windsor, Council members, including Chair of the Cenotaph Committee Carl Jensen, Central Saanich police and fire fighters, members of Air Cadet’s 676 Kittyhawk Squadron, Girl Guides, Boy Scouts, Stelly’s Marching Band and other local service.

    In addition to the unveiling of the cenotaph, the ceremony also included a march in, two minutes of silence, poems and remarks, and the laying of the wreath.

    WHEN: Sunday, Nov 11, 2018

    TIME: 10:30 a.m.

    LOCATION: 1209 Clarke Rd, Pioneer Park in Brentwood Bay

  • Cenotaph Unveiling and Remembrance Day Ceremony

    about 1 month ago
    Cs remembrance poster 2018



  • Cenotaph Arrives in Brentwood

    about 1 month ago
    Cenotaph installation

    The cenotaph has arrived and the installation went extremely well. It was a great team effort by all involved and we are very happy with the result.

    The quality of the granite and engraving is exceptional and befitting this monument.

    For the next week or so, there will be paving, tidying and finishing work, as well as installation of the refurbished plaques.

    the cenotaph unveiling ceremony takes place at 10:30 a.m. on Remembrance Day, as part of the Central Saanich Remembrance Day ceremony.

    Thank you to the installation crew and those on site finishing the work.

    The cenotaph has arrived and the installation went extremely well. It was a great team effort by all involved and we are very happy with the result.

    The quality of the granite and engraving is exceptional and befitting this monument.

    For the next week or so, there will be paving, tidying and finishing work, as well as installation of the refurbished plaques.

    the cenotaph unveiling ceremony takes place at 10:30 a.m. on Remembrance Day, as part of the Central Saanich Remembrance Day ceremony.

    Thank you to the installation crew and those on site finishing the work.

  • Site work underway!

    2 months 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

    2 months 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.