Memorial benches capped by council

Harrison Hot Springs running out of space for bench tributes

Many families choose to remember their loved ones by purchasing memorials throughout Harrison Hot Springs.

However, Harrison staff has advised council to cap the number of memorial benches in the Village.

“We appear to be running out of space,” Deputy CAO Debra Key said in a report at Monday night’s council meeting. There are nine people currently on a wait list for a memorial bench, and only 17 potential sites throughout the Village. The lagoon is the most popular location for requests.

Council approved a new policy regarding memorial recognition at its previous meeting. Other options for memorials include the planting of trees and a paving stone program.

Council approved the recommendation that the number be capped once the 17 spaces are filled. There will also be an option for people to purchase smaller memorial benches at Spring Park, and on the observation deck above the public washrooms.

“I know it’s always a special moment in people’s lives and to have something to be remembered by,” said Mayor Leo Facio.

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