Annual Butterfly Release and Walk to Remember
Release a live butterfly in memory of a loved one….
Sunday, May 28, 2017 (time tba)
Beechwood National Cemetery of Canada
Each spring, Bereaved Families of Ottawa holds a special community memorial and fundraising event. The event is open to the public. Pre-registration is required if you would like to purchase a butterfly to release in honour of your loved one. A link to register will be provided closer to the event.
The event begins with a memorial ceremony in the Sacred Space inside the Beechwood National Memorial Center. This part of the event features live harp music, an inspirational reading and speaking the names of loved ones lost.
From the memorial ceremony, we move to the hill overlooking the garden and pond, to share a symbolic release of live painted lady butterflies. Butterflies are symbol of hope and transformation.
Lastly, a memorial walk will take place giving individuals an opportunity to reflect and share memories as they enjoy the unique grounds of the Beechwood National Cemetery.