Virtual Tulips with Real Impact for our Veterans

By Veterans' Memorial Garden Fundraising

Virtual Tulips; Real Impact

When you make a donation in any amount, you're supporting the care that veterans receive every day at the Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building of the QEII Health Sciences Centre. Every donation will be represented by a special installation of printed tulips when we reach our goal, and the impact will be felt throughout the garden and within our programming. 

Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building at the QEII Health Sciences Centre is the remarkable home to up to 175 veterans whose average age hovers around 92, and has for more than 100 years now supported residents diverse in life experiences, but united by their service to our country. 


Its doors first opened in the fall of 1917, and although meant as a temporary hospital, it has remained crucial throughout the past century, continuing to provide support during the Second World War and Korean War and in the years that have followed. Read more about the rich history here: http://www.qe2times.ca/camp-hill-veterans-memorial-building-marks-centennial-190

 

Camp Hill Veterans’ Memorial Building is also home to an incredible garden; a private sanctuary that provides peace and tranquility, and an improved quality of life, to veterans who reside here. Now, more than ever, the Garden is integral to the care, compassion, and quality of life for our veterans: as restrictions begin to reduce for many of us through this global pandemic, our veterans continue to rely on social distancing for their safety. The Garden has provided our veterans the ability to see loved ones, something that just would not be possible without this space. It is also a place to commemorate and honour the sacrifices of all Canadian military members, past and present. It was created and built through community generosity, and maintained through the generous support of the community.

 

For the past 10 years, the Halifax Mooseheads have been an invaluable partner alongside the Canadian Armed Forces and Department of National Defense, in raising over $200,000 (and counting!) to help ensure that the Garden continues to be the sanctuary that our veterans and their families have come to love and rely on. Read more here: https://tridentnewspaper.com/dnd-mooseheads-support-camp-hill/ . “Our relationship with Camp Hill is very important to the Mooseheads organization. Each season we look forward to helping raise funds to better the lives of our Veterans who have given so much to our country”. - Brian Urquhart, President, Halifax Mooseheads

 

Our Halifax Mooseheads DND Appreciation Night game which includes a custom jersey auction has been the primary fundraising event for the Garden, and this year’s inaugural Tulip campaign has long been an additional fundraising vision. The uncertainty in our worlds these past few months inspired us to explore the virtual opportunities to connect and bring this campaign to life. This special project offers the opportunity for individuals like you, far and wide, to join the incredible community of supporters who help to ensure that the Camp Hill Veterans Memorial Building continues to be able to provide its excellent resources, programs, equipment, and care, and ensure that the Garden will grow and flourish for years and years to come. One such example of this kind of awesome impact will be a multi-purpose outdoor activity court that will be used for activities like bocce ball, a favourite among the veterans. With this court, the Garden will be an even more engaging space for to spend time being active outdoors.


When you buy a virtual tulip, you create real impact.

 

Thank you for your support!

Thank you to my Supporters

$104

Anonymous

In Memory of Harry Dye.

$100

Caroline Duchesne

In memory of Randy Guichard

$250

Royal Canadian Legion, Four Harbours #120

$500

Royal Canadian Legion, Branch #165

$500

Royal Canadian Legion, Eastern Marine Branch No. 161

$104

Bill Riley

$52

Anonymous

$104

Shelley Stoyles

It is an honour to work with these incredible men and women everyday. The garden provides beautiful green space for activities and also quiet space for reflection.

$20.80

John R. Bowser

Thank you all for your Service Stay Safe

$20.80

Vivian Jennings

In memory of my Dad who loved to visit the garden while he was at Camp Hill

$500

Veterans Un - Nato Nova Scotia

NEVER FORGOTTEN

$50

Anonymous

Donated in honour of all who serve and served including the late Hon. William Charles Winegard, PC OC (September 17, 1924 – January 31, 2019) ; a Canadian educator, engineer, scientist and member of Parliament. he served during World War II in the Royal Canadian Navy from 1942 to 1945, becoming the youngest officer in the history of the Canadian Navy. An inspiring mentor who blessed so many people with his loving presence.

$104

Anonymous

$104

Missy Sonier

In memory of my Father, Charlie Ryan and my Uncle, Harrison Ryan who both were veterans of the Second World War.

$104

Cynthia And Neil Cross

In honour of my cousin Charles Denty who served in WWll

$26

Eric Veillette

In memory of Stalker 822

$20.80

Doug Saunders

For All who served, we thank you for your service and the sacrifice you made. God Bless!

$20.80

Joan Macdonald

We enjoyed the garden when my Mum was at Restorative Care for treatment to recover from surgery and to get back to walking again. She found solace in the quiet and peace there. Love the poppy fountain and all of the garden. Best wishes for continued success. Susan And Joan MacDonald

$104

Carol Richey

In honour of my father, Bob Richey, who loves the garden.

$200

Terry Mackay

thank you for your efforts. When my Dad was there it was so nice to go out in the garden.

$104

Jennifer E Hann

In memory of my dad, Gerald Thomas Hann, a veteran of WW II. Dad was a member of the Royal Canadian Army, Cape Breton Highlanders. He lived in the Veteran’s Memorial for a short time and passed away there in July 1989.

$250

Joe & Darlene Horne

In memory of the 5 Horne brothers who served in the First World War: - Daniel M. - Angus P. - Bennett J. - Edmund D. - Gerald W.

$52

Alexandra Van Der Valk

It is a privilege to work at the Camp Hill VMB, steps away from this beautiful garden. It is a source of tranquility for all who visit it. Dedicating this in memory of my grandfather and all those who served.

$50

Margaret Riley

In memory of my mother, Alice Riley, and my father, William Riley.

$52

Robert Deviller

Both my parents, Lester "Mike" and Vera DeViller served in WWII and were fortunate to spend their last years together at Veterans Mem. and enjoy the wonderful gardens.

$52

William White

Thank You

$104

Elsie Rolls

$20.80

Teresa Lockwood

In loving memory of my dad Private Daniel Gardner Seaforth Highlanders We are all very proud of your service Teresa, Martin, Michaela and Kirstin

$20.80

Maureen Oconnell

In memory of my father Charles O’Connell.

$52

Carol Markesino

$52

Cathy Mann

Thank you for your service. And to all the family members who may not have served but who also sacrificed.

$20.80

Susan Mullin

What a wonderful way to honour our veterans. Thank you for taking your idea to the community!

$26

Dawn Holland

Thank you for protecting our freedom.

$20.80

Kathleen Virostek

$20.80

Peggy A Macintyre

I memory of my dad Allan S Tanner who passed away at Camp Hill Jan 23,2015 and his 3 brothers who all served in WW11 My uncles John Tanner, Clifford Tanner George Tanner.

$52

Walter Campbell

In memory of our Father Bud Campbell who spent many hours sunbathing in the garden. Thank you Camp Hill staff

$10.40

Roger & Beth Naugler

For our Dad, Herbert Naugler 5 West.

$20.80

Don Macrae

$20.80

Ethel Otoole

$52

Cherie Stredder

$52

Jean Helms Mills

My father was a resident of Camp Hill for 3 years. One of our favourite places was the garden.

$20.80

Brian Jordan

$52

Anonymous

Lest We Forget-Thank you

$52

Charlotte Riley

What a wonderful way to stay connected to a garden that means so much to my family, as we spent so many happy moments there with my mother Alice. I would like to especially dedicate these tulips to the Staff of Camp Hill. You are such a special family!

$20.80

Leading Seaman Lang & Emma Keevill

Honouring our veterans for Remembrance Day ❤️

$20.80

Jessica Campbell

In honour of my Nanny, Corporal (Retired) Betty Mae Colp, RCAF, and all those who have served and continue to serve our country.

$20

Amanda Hatt

A beautiful campaign to honour our Veterans and give back in 2020. It's a privilege to participate.

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