Bernard Cameron Memorial Fountain is unveiled

by Brent Eades

Local residents and family members gathered today by Old Town Hall for the unveiling of the Bernard Cameron Memorial Fountain, located between Thoburn Mill and the Riverwalk.

Bernard, a retired teacher and much-respected member of Council, died in a tragic shooting in February of 2016.

His widow Catherine addressed the gathering, saying that this was a chance to remember Bernard’s life, not his death. She said that the installation of a fountain in the river was an idea Bernard had championed over the years.

After a countdown the fountain was turned on, sending arcs of glittering water high in the air. It has lights installed that will be turned on at 7 pm each evening.

The fountain is a beautiful addition to our river and a fitting tribute to a much-loved Councillor, teacher and neighbour.

Some photos:

People gather for the dedication
Catherine Cameron addresses the crowd
The fountain is turned on
From certain angles a rainbow appears in the fountain’s spray
Members of Council join hands in remembrance and celebration of Bernard’s life.