Thursday, September 25, 2014

Simon Bolivar

The Simon Bolivar monument stands on the south side of Besserer Street at the 'T' junction of Dalhousie Street and Besserer. Beyond what is written on the plaques on the statue's plinth I cannot find any other information on this monument.



SIMON BOLIVAR

Liberator of Colombia
Ecuador, Peru, Panama and
Venezuela
and founder of Bolivia

Born in Caracas (Venezuela).
July 24, 1783
Died in Santa Marta (Colombia).
December 17, 1830


This monument if a gift of the
Venezuelan government under
the presidency of Dr. Jaime Lusinchi.
Through the Minister of Internal
Affairs Dr. Jose Angel Cilibarto.
who on his behalf and representation
unveiled it on October 1988

Monument offered by the Government
of Venezuela upon request of its ambassador
His Excellency Gilberto Carrasouero,
supported by the Ambassadors to Canada
of the Bolivarian countries,

Their Excellencies

Luis Pelaez Rioja, Ambassador of Bolivia
Jaime Vidal Perdomo, Ambassador of Colombia
Mario Ribadeneira, Ambassador of Ecuador
Oscar Maurtua, Ambassador of Peru

to the City of Ottawa, during the tenure of
the Honourable James Durrell, Mayor

Ottawa, October 1988





Saturday, September 6, 2014

Eastview Cenotaph (at the Legion Hall)

Vanier has two cenotaphs. This one is the Eastview Cenotaph located at the Legion Hall of the Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 462. The Legion Hall's address in 294 Cyr Avenue, south of Montreal Road. The cenotaph stands south of the hall facing the street.


IN HONOURED MEMORY
OF CITIZENS FROM THE
TOWN OF EASTVIEW
WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES
IN DEFENCE OF FREEDOM

WORLD WAR I
1914 - 1918

WORLD WAR II
1939 - 1945

KOREA
1950 - 1953

À LA MÉMOIRE VÉNÉRÉE DES
CITOYENS DE LA VILLE D'EASTVIEW
QUI ONT SACRIFIEÉ LEUR VIE
POUR LA DÉFENSE DE LA LIBERTÉ

PREMIÈRE GRANDE GUERRE
1914 - 1918

SECONDE GRANDE GUERRE
1939 - 1945

CORÉE
1950 - 1953




Friday, September 5, 2014

The Angel

The Angel stands near the southeast corner of Sussex Drive and Saint Patrick Street across the street from Notre Dame Cathedral.


The Angel was donated to the National Capital Commission by the Roman
Catholic Episcopal Corporation of Ottawa. It formerly stood on the roof of
the Mortuary Chapel of Notre Dame Cemetery in Vanier. Though the
artist of this elegant statue is unknown, sculptor, Art Price, restored the
work and designed the base for its unveiling in 1987.



Thursday, September 4, 2014

Joseph Eugène Bruno Guigues

Joseph Eugène Bruno Guigues was born on August 26, 1805 in La Garde in France near Gap. He died on February 8, 1874 in Ottawa, Ontario. He was the first Catholic bishop of Ottawa.

 He was ordained in Aix en Provence on May 26, 1828 by Bishop Fortune de Mazenod, Bishop of Marseilles. From then until 1844 he served in the diocese of Aix, Marseille, Tréguier Gap, Grenoble and Valence. He was appointed Provincial Superior of the Oblates in Longueuil, Canada and arrived in the country in 1844. Pope Pius IX promoted him to Bishop of Bytown (Ottawa) in 1847. He was consecrated in the Cathedral, July 30, 1848 by Bishop Remi Gaulin. Among his achievements he built the Cathedral of Notre Dame in 1856, he built the Notre Dame Cemetery in Ottawa in 1872 and he founded the College of Bytown, which was the forerunner of the University of Ottawa.

More information about Joseph Guigues can be found at the Dictionary of Canadian Biography web site.

His statue stands on the grounds of Notre Dame Cathedral on the northeast corner of Sussex Drive and Saint Patrick Street in Ottawa.



JOSEPH EUGENE
GUIGUES
O.M.

1er Eveque d'Ottawa

1848 - 1874

(English translation)

JOSEPH EUGENE
GUIGUES
O.M.

First bishop of Ottawa

1848 - 1874



Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Joseph-Thomas Duhamel

Joseph-Thomas Duhamel (6 November 1841 – 5 June 1909) was a Canadian Roman Catholic priest, the second bishop and later archbishop of Ottawa. He was born in Contrecœur, Lower Canada (now Québec). After studying at the College of Ottawa with the Oblates he was ordained by Bishop Joseph-Bruno Guigues on December 19, 1863.  Pope Pius IX appointed him Bishop of Ottawa on September 1, 1874 and he was consecrated on October 28 that year. Pope Leo XIII raised Ottawa to the status of metropolitan see on June 8, 1886 and Duhamel became archbishop. He died on June 5, 1909 in Casselman, Ontario at the age of 67. More about Joseph-Thomas Duhamel can be found in the Dictionary of Canadian Biography web site. His statue can be found on the grounds of Notre-Dame Cathedral, on the southeast corner of Sussex Drive and Guigues Avenue.



JOSEPH THOMAS
DUHAMEL

1874 - 2ième Evêque - 1886

et 1 ier
1886 Archevêque 1909
D'OTTAWA

(English translation)

JOSEPH THOMAS
DUHAMEL

1874 - second Bishop - 1886

and first
1886 Archbishop 1909
OF OTTAWA



Monday, September 1, 2014

Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort

The statue of Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort can be found in the Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes Grotto north of Montfort Street, just east of Cantin Street in the proximity of Montreal Road and St. Laurent Boulevard.