Bench Dedication Program

Honour loved ones in a lasting a meaningful way.

The MD's Bench Dedication Program honours loved ones and marks life’s special moments in a lasting and meaningful way. An important date, a personal message, or the name of a loved one can now accompany park benches placed in scenic locations across the municipality. This program provides visitors with a tranquil place for reflection, and pays homage to memories and moments in time, while beautifying the MD's rural landscape.

Each commemorative bench is accompanied by a bronze plaque with a personal message. It can mark the memory of a friend or family member, celebrate a birthday or anniversary, or observe any other type of significant event. The program is open to individuals and groups alike.

Program Fees

The Bench Dedication Program is intended to be operated on a full cost recovery basis. A donation fee of $4,000 per dedication bench and plaque is required to cover the purchase, installation, long-term maintenance and administrative costs of approved benches in perpetuity. Maintenance funding is placed into a perpetual care reserve account for supporting the program.

Please note that program fees are reviewed annually by Council and are subject to change.

Life, Work and Leisure in Lesser Slave River

The Sawridge townsite became a trading and transport center at the turn of the century, relying on the rivers and lakes of northern Alberta to bring goods and people from Edmonton to the Peace Country. Colonel “Peace River Jim” Cornwall built the first steamboat to ply the Lesser Slave Lake. Visit the Municipal History section to learn more about our region's rich heritage.
Legendary Lesser Slave River


MD of Lesser Slave River

Just a few hours due north of Edmonton, Lesser Slave River is a truly unique place to live, work and play. From breathtaking expanses of boreal forest and unspoiled natural wonders to a thriving economy and genuine work/life balance, opportunities abound. Here you'll discover a place of rugged beauty. A place of real people. A place you'll never want to leave.

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