The Legacy Tribute Garden is a plan to leave a large, professionally designed garden in tribute to all the people who attend the 75th Anniversary Celebrations and the hundreds of members of OPA and NPC who have contributed so much to parks and horticulture across Canada. This Legacy Garden will be built outside of the Butterfly Conservatory at the Niagara Parks Botanical Garden for all to enjoy! A detailed garden concept plan can be seen here.
The Legacy Tribute Garden Committee is in the process of raising funds to construct this special garden. The various levels of contributions and acknowledgements have been established as the parts of a tree; representing how the parts tie together to form strength in the green world. The levels include:
Leaves - $99 - $249
Branches - $250 - $499
Main Branches/Limbs - $500 - $999
Trunk - $1,000 - $2,999
Roots - $3,000 - $5,999
Specimen Plant - $6,000 to $9,999
Legacy - $10,000 & Above
To view a presentation about our fundraising program please click on the following link – Fundraising to Construct a Legacy.
Donations can be made by credit card, in the form of a cheque (made payable to Ontario Parks Association), or an “in-kind” donation of products and services required to build the Legacy Tribute Garden. Some construction and supplier sponsors have already considered this option to ensure their names are forever a part of this legacy! This would also make an excellent in-memoriam tribute for a loved one. All donations of $20 and more will receive an income tax receipt from the OPA.
A public acknowledgement will be designed at the entrance to the Legacy Garden outlining the purpose of the garden and the names of those who have contributed to its creation.
To see all of the Sponsorship Opportunities available please click here.
To make a monetary contribution click on the "Register" button on the following Donate to the Legacy Garden event link and either mail a cheque (made payable to Ontario Parks Association) to the OPA Office at 7856 5th Line South, Milton, ON, L9T 2X8 or call the office 905-864-6182, x 6710, with a credit card for processing. To make an "in-kind" donation please contact Ontario Parks Association at 905-864-6182, x 6710 or at email@example.com.
If you have an interest in being a part of the Legacy Garden project in any way please contact me, Tom Clancy or any of the Fundraising Committee Members listed below:
Tom Clancy, Chair - firstname.lastname@example.org
Al Higgs - email@example.com
Bob Kennedy - firstname.lastname@example.org
Paul Ronan - email@example.com
Jay Todd - firstname.lastname@example.org
James Smith - email@example.com
Ryan Smith - firstname.lastname@example.org
Charles Hunter - email@example.com
Andrew Neider - firstname.lastname@example.org
Aaron Fox - email@example.com
Darren Schmahl - firstname.lastname@example.org
Hans Loewig - email@example.com
Stan Kochanoff - firstname.lastname@example.org
Trevor Swance - email@example.com
Chris Ziemski - ZiemskiC@cambridge.ca