CHEO Butterfly Garden Sign is Up!
Uncategorized | June 17, 2016
A calm and serene place where families can go to honour and commemorate their child who has passed away lies on a hill on the grounds of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO). This peaceful and beautiful spot is named The Butterfly Garden. As butterflies are a symbol of transformation, (from caterpillar to chrysalis to a delicate winged creation of nature), this lovely garden is an inspiring representation for families going through a significant life change.
The Ottawa Chapter of The Compassionate Friends partnered with CHEO in 2002, which led to their dream of creating a place where parents and families can find hope and support from those who have also been down this path. Their mission is to provide peer support and hope for the future to parents and families experiencing the death of a child.
We recently coordinated the installation of the Butterfly Garden sign. It tells the story behind the garden’s creation. Our partners – Wrights Welding Ltd., Ottawa Powder Coating, Techno Metal Post and USL-1 joined forces and donated their time and services to install the post and sign. Thank you for contributing to this lovely garden!