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Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping
Peacekeepers’ Park, 12 Commerce Drive, Angus, ON
August 9, 2017
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Peacekeepers’ Park is located close by CFB Borden, in the small Town of Angus within the Township of Essa. The Park was created through the joint efforts of the Township, Legion Branch #499 and the Central Ontario (Barrie) Chapter of CAVUNP. The Park is dedicated to the 160,000+ people who have served on United Nations (UN) sanctioned peacekeeping missions since 1947 and it memorializes 283 Fallen Canadians, on its Wall of Honour. The Park also displays two UN white armoured vehicles, a Lynx recce and now a LAV III. The LAV III commemorates all CAF who served in Afghanistan and other UN sanctioned missions.
Visitors who stroll along the park’s pathway can read storyboards explaining the various peacekeeping mission, take a photo in a guard post, view both armoured vehicles and pay tribute at the wall of honour. Then for those who wish to pause for reflection the park offers benches and tables amongst 2.5 acres of shady pine forest with plenty of peaceful green space.