On Tuesday morning Federal Member for Calare, Mr Andrew Gee visited the Canowindra Soldiers Memorial Hospital and announced that the Canowindra RSL Sub-Branch was successful in receiving $3,000 through the Armistice Centenary Grants Program.
The grant will go towards upgrading the memorial garden in front of the Canowindra Soldiers Memorial Hospital.
The Canowindra RSL Sub-Branch will pave the area and reproduce the mosaic print from the foyer of the hospital within the pavers, there will also be two new seats donated by Cabonne Council and a bronze plaque to commemorate 100 years since the end of World War One.
“Not only will it provide a new space that can be used by patients and visitors of the hospital, it will be a fitting tribute to acknowledge the end of the war 100 years ago,” said Mr Gee.
Christine Sampson, Secretary of the Canowindra RSL Sub Branch applied for the successful grant. “We are hoping to have the work started in October, and unveil the new garden on Remembrance Day in November,” said Christine.
“The hospital appreciates the work the RSL Sub-Branch does for the Soldiers Memorial Hospital, the patients and visitors will enjoy using this new area of the garden,” said Janice Rumph, Health Services Manager.