Gander Heritage Memorial Park

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Gander Heritage Memorial Park





Gander Heritage Memorial Park at night - August 4 2015
Photo credit - Gerard McCarthy, Park Webmaster


Thank you for visiting our website. The Gander Heritage Memorial Park, Inc. was created to improve and revitalize the area formerly known as the War Memorial or Cenotaph site. Its mission is to ensure the Park remains a cherished Town landmark for future generations.

On July 23, 2015, Their Honours Lieutenant-Governor Frank F. Fagan and Patricia Fagan attended the rededication of the Cenotaph (Winged Victory) and the Memorial Wall of the 125th Newfoundland Squadron of the Royal Air Force together with the unveiling of the statue of the Newfoundland War Dog, (better known as Sgt. Gander) along with a statue of his handler (representing a member of the Royal Rifles of Canada).


Winged Victory - July 25 2015
Photo credit - Gerard McCarthy, Park Webmaster


The Memorial Wall of the 125th - July 25 2015
Photo credit - Gerard McCarthy, Park Webmaster


Sgt. Gander and his handler - July 25 2015
Photo credit - Gerard McCarthy, Park Webmaster


The memorial to Sergeant Gander was born of a school reunion held in Gander in 2010 and is a gift to the children of Gander from the early children of Gander (1951 to 1964).

The Directors of the Gander Heritage Memorial Park, Inc. are as follows:

Wilson HoffeChairperson
Maxine SmithDirector
Bill KellyDirector
Clyde BurtDirector
Betty BurtDirector
Betty IrelandDirector
Pat BrazilDirector
Carol WalshSecretary
Joy JanesTreasurer
Reg HedgesEngineering
Dr. Colleen Mercer-ClarkeLandscape Architect
Eric MurrayGander Shriners’ Club
Don StucklessGander Lion’s Club
Brian DoveTown of Gander
Lew PearceRoyal Canadian Legion, Branch 8, Gander
Rev. Wesley OakeHonourary Patron


To stay true to the "heritage" theme, the next addition to the Park will see tributes to Gander's aviation disasters, i.e. Arrow Air, Sabena Belgian Airlines, Czechoslovakian Airlines, together with a memorial to Ferry Command.

Carol Walsh, Park Secretary / September 17 2015