Bethesda Foundation Healing Garden
Completion: August 2018
Natural beauty has always inspired restfulness and healing. Long ago this community acknowledged that green spaces contribute to physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Since the hospital’s name came from a reference to the healing pools of Bethesda, it seemed appropriate that a water fountain should be a central feature of the park beside their hospital. A fountain was built in 1967, as a monument celebrating Canada’s 100th birthday. A sundial, surrounded by plaques honoring the founding pioneers, was added in 1974 as a contribution from Bethesda Hospital to Steinbach’s centennial celebration.
Appreciating the foresight of past generations, the Bethesda Foundation had a vision of refurbishing this special space. Thank you to the generous donors who made available the necessary financial resources for this project to be completed in the summer of 2018. May all who enter this space find peace of body, mind and soul.
Lead Donor – Milton Penner Supporting Donor – HyLife