The community is invited to attend the official grand opening and ribbon cutting of the Blossoming Garden of Hope on June 8, 2023.

The Blossoming Garden of Hope offers a peaceful environment intended to support families that have experienced the loss of a child regardless of age or gestation.

To celebrate the momentous occasion of officially opening the garden, the City of Grande Prairie, Tiny Hands of Hope, The Compassionate Friends Grande Prairie Chapter, and the Northwestern Alberta Foundation, invite the community to join in an afternoon of celebration, memory, and hope.

At the event, attendees can learn about the different elements of the garden including sculptures, benches, and landscaping. The event features a free BBQ and cake.

Event details are as follows:

Thursday, June 8, 2023 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Program Begins at 5 p.m.
Maskwôtêh Park (108 Street and 116 Avenue)

Completed in October 2022, the Blossoming Garden of Hope is a community-driven project by Tiny Hands of Hope and The Compassionate Friends Grande Prairie Chapter. The Garden brings the community together to offer hope, comfort, and healing to all who visit.

The City of Grande Prairie provided the property and location for the garden and will resume responsibility for ongoing maintenance of the garden and its features following any remaining warranty periods.

This garden provides a space for reflection and remembrance in the beauty of nature.  Anyone touched by the significant loss of a child regardless of age or gestation, is welcome at the Blossoming Garden of Hope, including friends, classmates, medical professionals, and first responders.