Sunday, April 20, 2014

Canadian Argentine Friendship Memorial

This memorial is located in Minto Park on Elgin St. in Ottawa.



April 19, 1973
The Embassy of Argentina presents this bronze to
the City of Ottawa as a symbol of Canadian - Argentine
friendship

Mayor of Ottawa
Pierre Benoit
Maire d'Ottawa

Ambassador of Argentina
Pablo Gonzalez Bergez
Ambassadeur d'Argentine

L'Ambassade d'Argentine offre ce bronze à la ville
d'Ottawa comme symbole de l'amitié
Canado - Argentine
19 Avril 1973


GENERAL JOSE DE SAN MARTIN

Hero of the South-American Indepence
Born in Argentina on February 25, 1776
Died in France on August 17, 1850

He ensured Argentine Independence,
crossed the Andes and liberated
Chile and Peru


Memorial to Women Murdered and Abused by Men

This memorial is centrally located in Minto Park, on Elgin St. between Gilmour St. and Lewis St.

TO HONOUR AND TO GRIEVE
ALL WOMEN
ABUSED AND MURDERED BY MEN

ENVISION A WORLD WITHOUT VIOLENCE
WHERE WOMEN ARE
RESPECTED
&
FREE









Saturday, April 19, 2014

Osgoode Township Commemorative Plaque in Victoria Park, Metcalfe

Victoria Park lies at the northeast corner of 8th Line Road and Victoria Street in Metcalfe, which is now part of Ottawa. The park has a gazebo and a unique foot bridge and a plaque commemoration the founding of Osgoode Township.

THE FOUNDING OF OSGOODE TOWNSHIP

Named for William Osgoode, the first Chief Justice of Upper Canada, Osgoode Township was established on lands the British acquired from the Mississaugas in the 1780s. Land for farming and a plentiful supply of white pine and white oak attracted the first non-native settlers, the families of Archibald and Catherine McDonell and William and Ann York, who arrived in 1827. They founded the new community's first industries and institution, and they built the first two roads in the Township, converging here at what was Baker's Corners. These roads, the Rideau Canal and railway lines between Osgoode and Bytown (now Ottawa) encouraged further settlement, and the Township was incorporated in 1850. On January 1, 2001, Osgoode Township became part of the City of Ottawa.

Ontario Heritage Foundation, an agency of the Government of Ontario






Friday, April 11, 2014

Lending A Helping Hand at the Greely Branch of the Ottawa Public Library

This isn't strictly a memorial. It isn't even unique. It does commemorate the opening of the Greely branch of the Ottawa Public Library, so that's good enough for me to include it in this blog.

The statue is a bronze sculpture, named Lending A Helping Hand, of a girl teaching a younger boy how to read. Councilor Doug Thompson gifted it to commemorate the branch's opening in March of 2011.

The sculpture is from the Randolph Rose Collection catalogue. The Randolph Rose Collection in Yonkers, New York, specializes in hand made bronze sculptures. The sculptures are produced using the lost wax casting method.