Lumby Mayor Kevin Acton (left) shakes MP Colin Mayes’ hand while MLA Eric Foster stands in front of the new cenotaph

Lumby Mayor Kevin Acton (left) shakes MP Colin Mayes’ hand while MLA Eric Foster stands in front of the new cenotaph

New cenotaph revealed

A lasting tribute to Canada’s veterans has been unveiled in Lumby

A lasting tribute to Canada’s veterans has been unveiled in Lumby.

The renovated cenotaph was opened to the public during Monday’s Remembrance Day ceremony.

“Congratulations to the Village of Lumby on all of its hard work toward creating a special place in the community to honour our brave veterans,” said Colin Mayes, Okanagan-Shuswap MP.

“This site will ensure that the extraordinary deeds of our men and women in uniform will be remembered for generations.”

The upgraded site includes a walkway and platform area. The original cairn was replaced with a natural stone boulder mounted on the original base. There are also benches, flagpoles and landscaping.

The total project cost was $25,000, with $14,080 coming from the federal government.

Funding has also come from the village, the Royal Canadian Legion, community groups and residents.

About $1,000 still needs to be raised to reach the campaign goal.

Donations for the cenotaph project can be dropped off at the Village of Lumby office.