The Lake Simcoe Conservation Foundation

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Memorial Bench Program

Although some locations are currently sold out, more benches will become available as the program expands. To be waitlisted for future releases, please contact Allanna Yates at

Sponsor a Bench, Pick a Park, Mark a Memory

Our Memorial Bench Program provides you with a lasting tribute to a friend or loved one every day of the year. The benches are installed in conservation areas along the same trails and natural settings that gave your friends and loved ones such joy and peace. Only a limited number of memorial benches are available to sponsor.

All benches are made of durable materials fabricated by a Canadian-based company for you, friends and family to enjoy year after year. Installed in pre-determined locations, each bench features a personalized commemorative plaque with the name of the person to be honoured and can include a heartwarming message.

By sponsoring a memorial bench, your gift will provide a place to rest for young and old, in every season to enjoy the natural spaces at many of the conservation areas that are maintained by the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority. 

Your gift becomes a community legacy for years to come.​​​ 

You can select a memorial bench at one of the following locations:

Scanlon Creekside 2
Scanlon Creek "Creek Lookout"
Scanlon Holland River Lookout
Scanlon Creek "Holland Valley Lookout"
Thornton Bales Lookout 2022
Thornton Bales "Lookout"

4. Whitchurch Conservation Area, Whitchurch Stouffville – Current availability

Whitchurch Conservation Area

Each bench is constructed from a hot-dipped galvanized frame, wooden seat and back, mounted on underground piers and includes a 4″ X 6″ commemorative plaque. All benches are memorialized for a 10-year period, with the first right of refu​​sal given to sponsors to renew at the end of the 10-year period. Each bench comes with a three-year warranty of care and maintenance including one replacement plaque, should it be damaged. Charitable tax receipt included. 

Scanlon Creekside 1 plaque
Sample size and look of 4" x 6" plaque
Hardwood Trail

Cost: $2,000 

Order online​ below or by contacting Allanna Yates, LSCF Senior Administrative Assistant, at  or (905) 895-1281 x241. If ordering online, include your preferred Conservation Area location (above) in the “Comments” section in Step 1 at Checkout.​ After ordering, staff will contact you to confirm your commemorative plaque message.

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