Memorial Butterfly Release

Our Annual Memorial Butterfly Release will be returning for its second year to Robert Simpson Park on Sunday, August 18, 2019. You are invited to join in a ceremony of remembrance as you release live monarch butterflies into the wild as a tribute to a loved one who has passed away. The butterfly is a symbol of transformation and the completion of a life cycle.

If you’ve purchased a butterfly, the day begins at 10:30a.m., when you will receive your pre-purchased butterfly enclosed in a special container. The ceremony will begin at 11:00am with a welcome, music, blessing and reading of the names of those remembered, concluding with the butterfly release.

We hope you will be part of this event, by purchasing your butterflies in advance and joining us at the park on Saturday, August 18th.

Butterflies will be available for sale beginning in July, and must be purchase by Friday, August 9th. You can purchase your butterfly in person at our office at 106 McGonigal St. West, Arnprior or by contacting our office 613-623-7981, or email Becky Ranger at [email protected].

Cost of butterflies: $25 for one butterfly, $45 for two, $70 for three, $85 for four, $100 for five.

Purchase forms are available at our office, or you can fill and print the form via your desktop/laptop here

Payment methods accepted are Credit, Debit, Cash, Cheque, or by e-transfer to [email protected] (please use password, butterfly).