News Release

Published on October 5, 2021

Today, at the National Capital Commission’s (NCC) Board of Directors meeting, Chief Executive Officer Tobi Nussbaum announced that a park bench located in Major’s Hill Park is being dedicated to front-line workers in recognition of their valuable work and commitment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The NCC’s Park Bench Dedication Program, which was launched last fall, provides a unique way for Canadians to celebrate a loved one or mark a special occasion. It is also an opportunity for individual Canadians to enhance the Capital’s symbolic value by dedicating existing park benches at signature locations in the heart of the region on both sides of the Ottawa River — including Major’s Hill Park, Confederation Park, Gatineau Park and along the Voyageurs Pathway.

The NCC has recently made new benches available in the heart of Canada’s Capital. Use the interactive map to locate and select a bench. Additional information about this program can be found on the NCC website.


  • A donation of $4,000 for seasonal benches will fund the dedication and installation of a personalized bronze plaque, and its maintenance for 10 years.
  • Benches are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Based on availability, participants may select a preferred location from the list of available benches (see interactive map).
  • As the largest landowner in Canada’s Capital Region, the NCC cares for and protects vital public places that are unique to our nation’s symbolic, natural and cultural heritage.


Thank you to our front-line workers who have worked tirelessly during the COVID-19 pandemic. With this dedicated park bench, we wanted to recognize their valuable work and commitment. Through personalized bench plaques, we hope to add a personal and human element to the outdoor experiences we collectively share in the region.

—Tobi Nussbaum, Chief Executive Officer, National Capital Commission

Media information

NCC Media Relations

Cookie Notice: Our website uses tracking technologies (cookies) to learn how our visitors interact with our site. This helps us to improve our services, and provide you with valuable content. Read our privacy policy.