This Place Matters - Atlantic Memorial Park

On June 15, 2017, the National Trust Foundation of Canada announced the participants in a national crowd funding competition to raise money for the restoration of historic places in communities across Canada.

The Board of Directors for the Atlantic Memorial Park is pleased to announce that the restoration of the Command Tower of the Historic Chapel Point Battery at the entrance to Sydney Harbour is one of the selected projects in the big projects category. The name of the project is the Guardian of The Gulf. We are asking for your support in voting for and donating to the Guardian of the Gulf Project.

The project that receives the most votes nationally will receive a $60,000 grand prize with regional prizes of $30,000 to be awarded.

Voting will work as follows:

  • Voters should log onto the THISPLACEMATTERS.CA website
  • Click on the Guardian of The Gulf Project sheet and register your vote. The project sheet provides an excellent description of the project.
  • Click on the donate button on the site and register a donation, should you wish. The project receives a vote for each vote registered and for each dollar donated.
  • You are eligible to vote each day of the competition until it ends on July 17, 2017. The THISPLACEMATTERS.CA website will accept one vote per email address daily.

The success of this crowd funding effort is critical to the restoration of the Chapel Point Battery and the creation of an Atlantic Memorial Park dedicated to the 115,000 military personnel who have lost their lives in service to Canada, and to the significant historical contributions of the Sydney Harbour area. Please go to youtube and search Atlantic Memorial Park to see a drone video about the park.

Please contribute to the success of this project by registering to vote each day and spreading the word to as many friends as possible on social media. 

Questions/Comments, please email

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