Heritage

Heritage

Monument of Honour

A solemn tribute to those who serve, and have served, the Conception Bay South Monument of Honour recognizes the contributions and sacrifices of police forces, fire departments, peacekeepers, and military personnel. The Monument serves as the site for annual Remembrance Day and Memorial Day services to honour our fallen soldiers. The Monument of Honour is located at the intersection of Minerals Road and Route 60, in an area locally known as Kitty Ades Turn.

Topsail Heritage Homes and Gardens Walk

This self-guided tour is a 1.3 km stroll through a quiet country neighbourhood in one of the oldest parts of Conception Bay South. The quaint area was home to many of the region’s first settlers and today boasts historic homes well over a century old. Please note, the homes and gardens on this tour are all privately owned and are not open to the general public. This walk begins on Church Terrace, located off Spruce Hill Road.

Sgt. Thomas Ricketts Memorial Park

Thomas Ricketts, V.C. was an ordinary person thrust into extraordinary circumstances. As the youngest army soldier ever awarded the Victoria Cross, his enlistment in The Royal Newfoundland Regiment on September 2, 1916 at age 15 and his decision to fight overseas was life changing.

Following a path taken by hundreds of others, Ricketts’ own journey took an notable turn in October 1918 when he participated in a battle near the Belgian village of Drie-Masten, during the advance from Ledgehem. It was for his actions during this battle that he was recognized with the Victoria Cross for conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty.

The Kiwanis Club has a vision for the park and is seeking corporate and community sponsors and partners. To become involved, please email kiwaniscbs@bellaliant.com

The memorial park is located at 925 Conception Bay Highway.


 

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