Veterans Memorial Gardens Operation Gratitude

Operation Gratitude Poster

November 26, 2021 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

ANAVETS Unit 389 and the Canadian Motorcycle Tourism Association are proud to announce OPERATION:Gratitude and the creation of the ‘O Canada’ Walkway 

When you donate $50 to the CMTA for Veterans Memorial Gardens' Programming, you will receive a Certificate of Gratitude from us, and we will place a 3.25" x 4.25" commemorative plaque in the 'O Canada' Walkway at Veterans Memorial Park, Grande Prairie in honour of your soldier. 

If you donate $100 we will send you a replica of the plaque to give as a gift or to keep as a keepsake. 

There are three (3) Projects under OPERATION: Gratitude 

1) Project: Thank a CF Soldier 

2) Project: Honour a Veteran. 

3) Project: Remember the Fallen 

We have several backgrounds for you to choose from but if you don't find the right one, send us your own background image and we will customize the plaque for you. 

For information on OPERATION: Gratitude Visit: 


About the ‘O Canada” Walkway 

The 'O Canada' Walkway is 300' of sidewalk at Veterans Memorial Park, Grande Prairie that will be covered by Pergolas thanks to a Travel Alberta Grant we obtained. We purchased the Pergolas through the Canadian Manufacturer Toja Grid and local supplier Canadian Tire. HWD Construction Ltd. is doing all of our renovations and installing these gorgeous Pergolas for us! The Pergolas will be installed early spring 2022. 

About the CMTA - The Canadian Motorcycle Tourism Association believes that our heritage, history and tourism are natural partners in growing better communities. 

Our project, ‘Veterans Memorial Gardens & Interpretive Centre’ at 10121-93 St Grande Prairie Alberta has been built on land donated by the Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans in Canada Unit 389 and features 8 themed gardens and the ‘O Canada” Walkway. It is truly a commemorative garden connecting communities. 

For more information or interviews, please reach out Renee Charbonneau, Executive Director, CMTA + Project Lead, Veterans Memorial Gardens & Interpretive Centre. 

(780) 933-0182 or exec.director@motorcycletourism.ca 

About ANAVETS Unit 389, Grande Prairie - The Army, Navy & Air Force Veterans in Canada (ANAVETS) is Canada’s oldest Veterans’ Association tracing its history back to 1840 in the city of Montreal and was incorporated under a Special Act of Parliament in September 1917. • ANAVETS has 61 Units across Canada and over 12,000 members nationally. Unit 389 Grande Prairie has been in operation and service to Grande Prairie since December 1st, 198. 

For more information on ANAVETS Unit 389 Grande Prairie please cal:l 780-532-2623

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Certificate of Gratitude
Project: Remember a Fallen Soldier
Project: Remember a Fallen Soldier
Project: Thank a Veteran
Project: Thank a Veteran
Project: Thank a Serving CF Soldier
Project: Thank a Serving CF Soldier

Location & Contact:

 The Veterans Memorial Gardens & Interpretive Centre

10121-93 St.

Grande Prairie, Alberta, T8V 2X3

Email: admin@motorcycletourism.ca

Phone: (780) 933-0182


Hours of operation:

While COVID-19 has our community facility with our indoors displays and reference materials out of sight for the time being, our Gardens and their displays are open to the general public 7 days a week for 9 AM to 9 PM

When we are once again allowed to be open we anticipate our facility being open Tuesday to Saturday from 9-5.


With the participation of the Government of Canada.

 The Government of Alberta

 Travel Alberta