Memorial Butterfly Release

Butterflies are a symbol of hope, transformation, endurance, and peace. Their brief, but extraordinary time on our earth represents the beauty and power of life and offers us a meaningful symbol to honour and remember those who have passed away.

According to legend, by making a wish and giving a butterfly its freedom, the wish will be taken to the heavens on the wings of the butterfly and be granted.

We invite you to purchase butterflies, throughout the year, in memory of a loved one or someone special who has passed away. Purchasing butterflies, in lieu of flowers, is a beautiful and meaningful sentiment.

Once you have purchased a butterfly, you will be welcome to join in our Annual Memorial Butterfly Release ceremony. You may also request that your butterflies be releases by one of our volunteers.  The Memorial Butterfly Release Ceremony takes place Sunday, August 18, 2024, here in Arnprior at Robert Simpson Park.

Butterflies will be available for purchase until Thursday, August 8th, 2022.

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 [email protected]

Purchase Forms are available at our office, or by download. You can also download the fillable form and email it to us.

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

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

Link to Arnprior Chronicle-Guide 2023 Article – Butterfly release in Arnprior celebrates the lives of loved ones