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Walk to Remember and Butterfly Release

Kitchener Cemeteries, in partnership with Bereaved Families of Ontario (BFO), hosts an annual Walk to Remember and Butterfly Release - an event that is held to support the healing process for those who have lost loved ones. 

Event date: 2019 event date to be determined
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Location: Williamsburg Cemetery, 1541 Fischer Hallman Rd.
Schedule: registration, butterfly pick up, refreshments and social time 1-2 p.m., opening caremony and prizes 2-2:30 p.m., butterfly release and Walk to Remeber through the cemetery. 
Register: get tickets online.  

Participants will also be invited to add the names and photos of their loved ones to the "wall of memories."

The butterflies are tagged by Monarch Watch, an educational outreach program based at the University of Texas. Monarch Watch engages citizen scientists in large-scale research projects. The program produces real data related to conservation issues.

Proceeds from the sale of the butterflies for the butterfly release and walk will allow the BFO to continue offering community grief support to families through development and enhancement of programs and services.

For more information, please contact Bereaved Families of Ontario.