Last Post Fund Monument
Last Post Fund Monument at Mountain View Cemetery

In spite of last week’s cold and rain, crews at Vancouver’s Mountain View Cemetery installed a long-awaited new monument in the Abray South Veterans Section.

Designed as a two piece gateway feature for a future pedestrian precinct, the new monument includes interpretive signage in both official languages.

Legacy Gardens at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery
Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery

We couldn’t resist sharing these sunny snowy day shots of the Legacy Gardens at Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery.
In 2016, LEES+Associates undertook the preparation of construction documents for this new precinct of the cemetery.

The Legacy Gardens design provides additional cremation niche and mausolea crypt inventory by transforming an existing service road around the Bennett Memorial into a premium cremation garden.

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays and Best Wishes for 2018 from all of us at LEES+Associates!
Our office will be closed over the holidays, reopening on Tuesday, January 2rd, 2018.

Cemeteries Running Out of Space [Audio]

Erik Lees was a recent guest on BCIT’s Evolution Radio (107.9 FM) show For the Record.

During the show, Erik and host Dennis Arellano discuss the prospect of urban cemeteries running out of space and other alternatives to in-ground burials.

Take a listen below (audio starts at 0:16):

Winter Retreat 2017
LEES+Associates Winter Retreat 2017

On Thursday Nov 30th, the LEES+Associates team gathered at Bowen Island Lodge for our 16th annual winter retreat.

We explored the theme, “Looking Forward,” through short presentations, fun graphic exercises and visionary brainstorming sessions, punctuated by coffee, lunch—and cool walks in the rain.

Heidi Redman from our Whitehorse office and Reinaldo Jordan from our Toronto office joined the Vancouver team in a day of reviewing the successes of the past year and envisioning an even more successful year ahead.

Bowen Island Parks Plan
Bowen Island Parks Plan Adopted

Bowen Island’s current Parks Master Plan dates back to 1994, when there was only one municipally owned park. Today Bowen Island has 23 municipal parks and approximately 73 hectares of municipal parkland.

LEES+Associates collaborated with Bowen Island Staff to develop an updated Parks Plan which provides a community supported vision for Bowen Island’s parks,