Gore-Peace Memorial Park Improvements

The improvements to Gore-Peace Memorial Park are done. New plantings are in and with some older bushes and trees cleaned up, the site lines are much better! 

New Plantings in Gore Park  Plaque Commemorating Gore Park Cleaned Up in Gore Park

View the renovation plan here [PDF - 1.6 MB]

Improvements include removal of cedar hedging, removal of invasive ivy and holly trees, planting replacement trees and replanting the bed. 

Gore-Peace Memorial Park with memorial stone and picnic table

Park History

Gore-Peace Memorial Park was dedicated in 1919 when a memorial ceremony was held on July 19 to honour the young men from Saanich killed in WWI. A peace memorial made out of a granite block was unveiled in the park on November 11, 1957.

The memorial was relocated from the park to the municipal hall after a 5-2 council vote in May 1970. For more information visit the Saanich Archives.

Photos of the park in 1959:

Gore Park in 1959 Photo credit Saanich Archives 1981-008-036a

Gore Park in 1959 Photo credit Saanich Archives 1981-008-036c