River of Life

The River of Life – Honouring Our Community

Picture of mural donor wall depicting tree and riverside. The River of Life donor recognition mural was established in 2001 by the former CPDMH Auxiliary and was crafted by Artwood Studios of Wilno, Ontario. The goal was to raise funds for the hospital and it continues to do so under the care of the CPDMH Foundation.


The River of Life artistically depicts the beauty of our rural home:  It includes elements such as the leaves, ducks, geese, bulrushes, and river stones that adorn the Mississippi River as seen below Morphy Falls and the Town Hall.

The mural incorporates brass plaques that are ready to be engraved in recognition of individuals or groups. Supporters of the hospital can contribute to this legacy project through the purchase of a uniquely engravable “Leaf” or “Stone” pieces in price ranges between $500-$5,000. Each provides a visible symbol in memory or recognition of individuals or groups. Font size is the only real limitation for inscription as samples below illustrate.


Three examples of engraded plagues for river of life wall


If interested in honouring a loved one and being a part of this beautiful mural initiative, please contact the CPDMH Foundation at 613-257-GIVE (4483) or foundation@carletonplacehosp.com and our team will be happy to work with you to confirm the details of your donation and inscription. 

Thank you for your support!