Damaged memorial bench returns to cenotaph ahead of Remembrance Day

Parks staff make restoration and reinstallation a priority

Oak Bay Parks Department reinstalled the memorial bench at the cenotaph.

The bench was removed for repairs after it was spray painted during a week-long protest camp.

“The wood was steam cleaned and run through a planer to remove the spray paint. It was then sanded and refinished,” said Tim Roberts, Oak Bay Parks. “The plaque was stripped and refinished and all the hardware was replaced. The legs were stripped of the spray-paint that had been applied and the original powder coating was deemed in good shape.”

The camp moved out early Nov. 1 and settled in Gyro Park in Cadboro Bay. Parks staff started cleanup that morning in preparation for the Nov. 11 service.

“We felt it was important that this bench be returned to its rightful place in time for Remembrance Day so the refinishing took top priority,” Roberts said.


 

@OakBayNews
cvanreeuwyk@oakbaynews.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Countrified sound comes Upstairs to Oak Bay

Matt Patershuk and The Craftsmen perform Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m. at the Oak Bay Recreation Centre

High winds cancel slew of BC Ferries sailings

Travel to and from Victoria and Vancouver as well as Northern Gulf Islands affected

Quick-thinking residents help contain fire in Colwood

Department says fire would have been worse if not for actions of tenant and neighbour

Price tag revealed for proposed Stelly’s theatre

Long-awaited plans for a theatre at Stelly’s were finally revealed at a… Continue reading

Local growers partner with Country Grocer to help kids in need

Bouquet and tree sales to help kids with special needs

VIDEO: Rare comic showing Superman’s 1st appearance to be auctioned

The 1938 comic features Superman hoisting a car over his head

Naked man arrested in Nanaimo, provided with pants

Suspect arrested for causing disturbance Nov. 13 near Bowen and Northfield roads

‘An officer and a gentleman’: Const. John Davidson is laid to rest

Thousands attend memorial service for slain Abbotsford Police officer

VIDEO: Coquihalla closed both directions near Merritt

Detours are available via Hwy. 8 and Hwy. 1

VIDEO: The Last Jedi is going to be the longest ‘Star Wars’ movie yet

Newest movie in the franchise will beat Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

REPLAY: B.C. this week in video

In case you missed it, here’s a look at replay-worthy highlights from across the province this week.

PHOTOS: Procession and funeral for Const. John Davidson

Thousands attended celebration of life for Abbotsford police officer

B.C. Liberal leadership candidates debate different paths for party

Third debate held Sunday, Nov. 19 at Nanaimo’s Vancouver Island Conference Centre

Saanich police officer wins View Royal byelection

The day planner of a Saanich police officer suddenly got a lot… Continue reading

Most Read