Parks Foundation’s Dedication Program Celebrates 30th Anniversary with an Exciting Giveaway

The Dedication Bench and Picnic Table Program is managed by Parks Foundation in partnership with the City of Calgary. The benches and tables are as unique as the people they honour, whether it be as a legacy to a life well-lived, to celebrating a milestone such as an achievement, landmark birthday or anniversary.  Each of the more than 1,200 benches and tables carry a different story through the words engraved on a customized bronze plaque.

Starting today, one lucky winner will have an opportunity to dedicate to their own park bench for a three-year term. The winner can use the bench to honour anyone they choose: the legacy of a friend or family member, pet, life milestone or special occasion. The bench will be located on Scotsman’s Hill, in Ramsay SE, an iconic viewpoint in the city.

Participants can enter one of three ways:
•    Sending a beautiful photo of any Parks Foundation dedication bench or picnic table in the city
•    Sending a story about your existing dedication bench or picnic table
•    Sending a story about what winning a new dedication bench would mean to you

All applications much be emailed to with “Dedication Bench Giveaway” in the subject line. A downloadable entry form is available on our website. Entries can be submitted starting today, February 3 until 11:59 p.m. MT on May 31, 2021, with the winner being chosen via a random draw on June 1.

Giveaway applicants must be current residents within the municipal limits of the City of Calgary and at least 18 years of age in order to qualify. Only one submission will be counted per email address, if selected as the winner you must correctly answer a skill-testing question. The winner will be given the option to renew their term after three years for a fee. For full contest details, please visit