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Saturday, November 2, 2013

"Donations" page update as of November 02, 2013


We now have an updated Donations page and an updated Donations Progress Bar with an updated Ticker on the right.

to jump to the updated Small Business Donors / Individual Donors sections.

PLEASE NOTE***
We now acknowledge donations made In memory of. The committee is looking at a plaque of some type to be permanently mounted at the Gander Heritage Memorial Park site acknowledging these individual donations. Both PayPal and the Town of Gander have no means of recording the donation made In memory of. If you want your name to appear as a donor In memory of on this website please email our Site Administrator Gerard at gerard.mccarthy.99@gmail.com or Committee Member Maxine at maxine@briggsaero.com and your donation will be recorded as such and will be shown as In memory of.

PLEASE NOTE***
If you don't want your name to appear as a donor on this website please email our Site Administrator Gerard at gerard.mccarthy.99@gmail.com or Committee Member Maxine at maxine@briggsaero.com and your donation will be shown as anonymous.

Gerard McCarthy / November 02, 2013


NOTE*** Your comments are welcomed!
However, all comments will be queued for review before being published and name=anonymous will be deleted unless your name is included at the end of your comment! This is to prevent spam, etc.
Before you click Publish your Comment please click on Name/URL and enter your full name. Don't forget the scrambled words - this is so automated spams cannot be dumped here!
Thank you. Gerard

Friday, November 1, 2013

Progress Report on Park for November 01 2013


Cenotaph Update

There has been a flurry of activity at the park site this past week. We are happy to say that Winged Victory has now returned home and mounted on the new base. There is still some cosmetic work to be done to the base and this is expected to be completed within a few days, also, flagpoles will be installed in time for Remembrance Day. The base is of Newfoundland granite and the larger unit weighted in at 25 tons. The lower granite slabs are inscribed with reference to the various war conflicts and the Act of Remembrance is etched into the larger stone.

Work will now be able to proceed with the construction of the base for the Airmen’s Wall of Honour and the cenotaph plaza will be covered with granite stone (may not be completed this season). Landscaping will proceed as weather and time permits, however, planting may not occur until spring.




Picking up the granite that will be base and pedestal for the mounting of the "Winged Victory"




The granite that will be base and pedestal for the mounting of the "Winged Victory" arrives




"Winged Victory" mounted




"Winged Victory" mounted




"Winged Victory" mounted




Rev. Wesley Oake update

Rev. Oake celebrated his 91st birthday on May 31, 2013. To assist us with fundraising and in commemoration of his birthday, he had planned to parachute from an aircraft over Gander at 9100 feet and hoped to raise at least $100.00 for each 100 feet. This endeavour was planned to occur over the past summer, but, unfortunately, coordination and readiness of appropriate aircraft and certified personnel could not be realized in time for the anticipated undertaking. These unforeseen circumstances has possibly delayed any action until next season.

Throughout the past few months Rev. Oake has visited numerous businesses, organizations and individuals who have contributed generously to the new Gander Heritage Memorial Park. We cannot emphasize enough how grateful we are to have this gentleman representing us. His determination and hard work has been recognized by contributions of over $10,000 to date.

Tickets Sales

To raise additional funds the Park Committee held a ticket sale during the summer months. Our sincere thanks to the following for donating the prizes, as follows: 1st Prize - Hand-hooked Wall Hanging of Sgt. Gander valued at $500 donated by Sandra Kelly; 2nd Prize-Handmade Quilt valued at $300 donated by Eileen Elms; 3rd Prize-Doll and Handmade Doll’s Clothes valued at $125 donated by Betty Burt; 4th Prize-Handmade Kitchen D├ęcor valued at $100 donated by Maxine Smith.

The draw took place at the Royal Canadian Legion on September 15th by our Honorary Patron, Rev. W. Oake and the winners were: 1st Prize - Gerald Noseworthy, 2nd Prize – Richard Rendell, 3rd Prize – Cynthia Pheifer and 4th Prize – Gerald Noseworthy.

Our congratulations to the winners and our thanks to the committee for their great performance in ticket sales!

We were so pleased to realize $1087.00 from the sale of these tickets.

Carol Walsh / November 01, 2013


NOTE*** Your comments are welcomed!
However, all comments will be queued for review before being published and name=anonymous will be deleted unless your name is included at the end of your comment! This is to prevent spam, etc.
Before you click Publish your Comment please click on Name/URL and enter your full name. Don't forget the scrambled words - this is so automated spams cannot be dumped here!
Thank you. Gerard