Visit this page for up-to-date information on the Veterans Peace Park Project. For any comments or questions related to the Grand Bay-Westfield Veterans Peace Park, please see the contact information at the bottom of this page.
Location: The Grand Bay-Westfield Veterans Peace Park (Town Cenotaph) is located at the intersection of Woolastook Drive and River Valley Drive (across from the Canada Post Office), Grand Bay-Westfield, New Brunswick.
Illumination Schedule: In alignment with the Town of Grand Bay-Westfield strategic priority of community vitality, the Veterans Peace Park will be illuminated throughout the year in recognition of causes, events, and commemorations of significance to the Town of Grand Bay-Westfield and its residents.
To view the Illumination Schedule, visit HERE.
Vision: The vision for the Veterans Peace Park, is to create an atmosphere of peace and reflection, for the community of Grand Bay-Westfield and visitors, year-round.
September 12, 2023: In the summer of 2024, the Royal Canadian Legion Bayview Branch 22 will be placing memorial monuments at the Grand Bay-Westfield Veterans Peace Park in recognition of WWI, WWII, Korea, Afghanistan, Peacekeepers and Those Who Served. Royal Canadian Legion Bayview Branch 22 accepting applications for engraving of names on memorial monuments at Grand Bay-Westfield Veterans Peace Park. For details, visit HERE.
August 31, 2023: Benches in honour of Veterans installed at the Veterans Peace Park. For details, visit HERE.
August 25, 2023: The entrance gate to the Veterans Peace Park has been reinstalled following the completion of the Peace Walk.
July 29, 2023: Royal Canadian Legion Bayview Branch 22 unveils benches in honour of Veterans, and recognizes contributions to the Veterans Peace Park. For details, visit HERE.
July 20, 2023: Revitalization of the Grand Bay-Westfield Veterans Peace Park remains underway, with construction of the Peace Plaza and Peace Walk. On July 20, 2023, the last brick was laid in the peace symbol for the Peace Plaza. Royal Canadian Legion Bayview Branch 22 wishes to remind everyone that the Veterans Peace Park remains an active construction site. Please see below for Project renderings.
May 30, 2023: The entrance gate to the Veterans Peace Park has been temporarily removed. This is necessary to begin the next phase of the Veterans Peace Park, including a Peace Walk and Peace Plaza. For details, visit HERE.
March 21, 2023: Programming of the LED lighting at the Veterans Peace Park is complete. The LED lights have many features and capabilities, which will be used to illuminate the Veterans Peace Park in recognition of various occasions throughout the year. The Veterans Peace Park Committee extends appreciation for the support from MLA/Speaker Bill Oliver, the Town of Grand Bay-Westfield and Crane Mountain Enhancement Inc – for this phase of the Project.
February 23, 2023: LED lighting has been installed at the Veterans Peace Park by Roadway Systems. This LED lighting will allow the Park to be illuminated throughout the year, for various special occasions. The lighting will have the ability to change colours, once the programming is complete.
September 25, 2022: Gate in honour of Veterans installed at Veterans Peace Park. The Legion extends appreciation to Gary Crosby (gate artist with Darkwood Carving in Oromocto) as well as all Veterans Peace Park Committee members, for their assistance with the installation of the gate. For details, visit HERE.
September 15, 2022: Grand Bay-Westfield sculpture installed at the Veterans Peace Park. For details, visit HERE.
August 2022: Additional flag poles have been installed at the Veterans Peace Park.
July 2022: Work is officially underway at the Veterans Peace Park. This work includes the installation of two (2) new light poles. These light poles include banner brackets which will be used year-round. The Committee extends appreciation to Duane Brown, local business owner of NEDALIFT, for his work on the installation of the light poles including boom truck services. Please see below for photographs.
Banners: Throughout the year, banners will be installed on the light poles of the Veterans Peace Park in recognition of various occasions.
Next Steps: The vision for the Park still includes installation of benches in honour of Veterans, retaining wall, flowers, shrubbery and additional monuments.
Renderings: To view the most recent of the Veterans Peace Park, visit HERE.
The revitalization of the Veterans Peace Park is a multi-year project. This project is made possible with funding received from corporate/individual donations, foundations, any Legion, as well as federal and provincial government funding programs. To discuss funding opportunities, please contact Cory Ryan via the contact information below.
The Veterans Peace Park Revitalization Project has been made possible with contributions from:
Veterans Affairs Canada
Government of New Brunswick
Town of Grand Bay-Westfield
Crane Mountain Enhancement Inc.
Dizzy Grape Home Brewing Center
DW Carving Studio (Veteran Gary Crosby carved the entrance gate and benches)
Grand Bay Home Hardware
Grand Bay Pizza Delight
Human Performance Centre
Keel Construction Ltd.
Kiwanis of Western Kings / Oak Point Campground
NedaLift Boom Truck Services
Rising Tides Healing Centre
River Valley Lions Club
Royal Canadian Legion Bayview Branch 22
Scholten’s Grand Bay
The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy Grand Bay-Westfield
The Saint John Region Chamber of Commerce
Veterans Peace Park Committee
In early 2021, the Veterans Peace Park Committee applied for a grant from Crane Mountain Enhancement Inc. (CMEI) to develop a concept for an updated and revitalized Veterans Peace Park. The Committee was successful and were able to have The Glenn Group provide conceptual sketches based upon input from Veterans, Legion, Indigenous Leaders, and the community. In the fall of 2021, the Committee initiated a grant from Veteran Affairs (Canadian War Memorial Grant). For this grant, items included the entrance sign, flag poles and two (2) new light poles. In February 2022, the Committee applied to CMEI for a grant to improve and upgrade the lighting in our design along the “Peace Walk”.
Presentations to Council
May 23, 2023: To view the presentation (PDF format), visit HERE.
To view the presentation by Cory Ryan to Town Council on May 23, 2023, visit HERE. The Veterans Peace Park was discussed at the 34:25 minute mark of the meeting.
April 25, 2022: To view the presentation by Cory Ryan to Town of Grand Bay-Westfield Council on April 25, 2022, visit the Town’s YouTube channel HERE. The presentation begins at the 21:45 minute mark of the Council meeting.
Royal Canadian Legion Bayview Branch 22 Vice President and Poppy Chair
Veterans Peace Park/Veterans Banners Committee Chair
Phone: (506) 333-0456