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    Territorial Prerogative

    by kris-t Updated Nov 30, 2011

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    Favorite thing: 'Territorial Prerogative' created by Bruce Garner in 1980. The sculpture stands at the entrance to the Sparks Street Mall.

    Fondest memory: On the same street you will find another Bruce Garner's sculpture 'Joy' (1970) - the family group made of welded copper.

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    Valiants Memorial

    by kris-t Updated Nov 28, 2011

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    General Sir Arthur Currie
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    Favorite thing: The Valiants Memorial (November 2006) located on Confederation Square around the Sappers Staircase near by the National War Memorial.

    It is a military monument commemorating fourteen men and women, key figures from the military history of the country.

    Fondest memory: The Valiants Memorial consists of nine busts and five statues, all life-sized.

    See http://www.valiants.ca for more.

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    Samuel de Champlain statue

    by kris-t Written Oct 13, 2011

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    Samuel de Champlain statue
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    Favorite thing: You will find this statue at Nepean Point, a hill in Ottawa, overlooking the Ottawa River, located between the National Gallery of Canada and Alexandra Bridge.

    Samuel de Champlain was a French navigator, cartographer, draughtsman, soldier, explorer, geographer, ethnologist, diplomat, and chronicler.

    He founded New France and Quebec City on 1608.

    Fondest memory: Many places, streets, and structures in northeastern North America bear his name, or have monuments established in Samuel de Champlain's memory.

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    Statue of Peterson

    by kris-t Updated Oct 9, 2011

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    Statue of Oscar Peterson

    Favorite thing: Oscar Peterson (Aug.15, 1925 – Dec.23, 2007) was a Canadian jazz pianist and composer.

    He won seven Grammy Awards and was recognized as a great jazz pianist both at home in Canada and internationally.

    Fondest memory: This lifesize bronze sculpture of Peterson at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa was unveiled in 2010 by the reigning sovereign of Canada, Queen Elizabeth.

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    To Aboriginal War Veterans

    by kris-t Written Sep 10, 2011

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    National Aboriginal Veterans Monument
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    Favorite thing: 'To Aboriginal War Veterans in Canada and to those that have Fallen'

    Opened on June 21, 2001 this monument was made possible by the National Aboriginal Veterans Association and the generous donations of the Canadian people.

    Fondest memory: This monument is raised in sacred and everlasting honour of the contributions of all Aboriginal Canadians in war and peacekeeping operations.

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    Oh... Maman!

    by kris-t Updated Sep 10, 2011

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    Maman, Ottawa
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    Favorite thing: Maman is a very impressive sculpture by Louise Joséphine Bourgeois (1911 - 2010) who recognized today as the founder of confessional art.

    Maman is more than nine metres high, it's a steel and marble sculpture (owned by the Tate Modern) from which an edition of six bronzes were subsequently cast. They located at:

    Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
    National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
    Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, Spain
    Mori Art Museum, Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan
    Samsung Museum of Modern Art, Seoul, South Korea
    Pappajohn Sculpture Park, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa, USA

    Fondest memory: "The Spider is an ode to my mother. She was my best friend. Like a spider, my mother was a weaver. My family was in the business of tapestry restoration, and my mother was in charge of the workshop. Like spiders, my mother was very clever. Spiders are friendly presences that eat mosquitoes. We know that mosquitoes spread diseases and are therefore unwanted. So, spiders are helpful and protective, just like my mother."

    — Louise Bourgeois

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    Terry Fox

    by pieter_jan_v Written Jun 24, 2007

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    Tery Fox statue

    Favorite thing: Terry Fox is linked to the Canadian battle against cancer.

    Terry Fox was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and raised in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, a community near Vancouver on Canada's west coast. An active teenager involved in many sports, Terry was only 18 years old when he was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma (bone cancer) and forced to have his right leg amputated 15 centimetres (six inches) above the knee in 1977.
    While in hospital, Terry was so overcome by the suffering of other cancer patients, many of them young children, that he decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research.

    He would call his journey the Marathon of Hope.

    After 18 months and running over 5,000 kilometres (3,107 miles) to prepare, Terry started his run in St. John’s, Newfoundland on April 12, 1980 with little fanfare. Although it was difficult to garner attention in the beginning, enthusiasm soon grew, and the money collected along his route began to mount. He ran 42 kilometres (26 miles) a day through Canada's Atlantic provinces, Quebec and Ontario.

    It was a journey that Canadians never forgot.

    However, on September 1st, after 143 days and 5,373 kilometres (3,339 miles), Terry was forced to stop running outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario because cancer had appeared in his lungs. An entire nation was stunned and saddened. Terry passed away on June 28, 1981 at age 22.

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    VISIT the Statues to famous...

    by Simonneeddy Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Favorite thing: VISIT the Statues to famous people and past Prime Ministers and the Kings, Queens.etc.

    Fondest memory: The statue of GEORGE BROWN who helped save slaves and get them to freedom in Canada from the U.S.A.

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