Memorial Butterfly Release

Memories of the 2023 Memorial Butterfly Release 

The annual Memorial Butterfly Release was held this past Sunday, June 30th. More than 330 painted lady butterflies were released at Water Tower Park in Barry's Bay and throughout private ceremonies around the Valley. Special thanks to our sponsors including Church Street Flowers Barry’s Bay, Campbell Monument, CO Country Market, Heubner Funeral Home, Barry’s Bay Royal Canadian Legion, Madawaska Valley Lions Club, an anonymous sponsor and the Opeongo Seniors Centre. Thank you to the Yo-Yo Mamas for providing the beautiful music and Stan & Sherry Quesnelle for arranging the sound system. A special thanks goes out to Sarah Wright who delivered butterfly balloons for the children. Thank you to the volunteers who helped ensure that the event was successful. And thank you Julie Keon for sharing heartfelt words about grief and bereavement. Funds raised from the butterfly release will go toward hospice palliative care services in the community. See you next year!