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A New Monument Will Pay Tribute to the 125th Anniversary of the Stanley Cup
The unveiling of the monument is planned for 2017, during the 150th anniversary of Confederation and the centennial of the National Hockey League
March 18, 2016 – Ottawa – Department of Canadian Heritage
David McGuinty, Member of Parliament (Ottawa South), announced $2.15 million in funding from the Government of Canada’s for the creation of the Lord Stanley’s Gift Monument.
Mr. McGuinty made this announcement on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage. He was joined by Jim Watson, Mayor of the City of Ottawa; George Hunter, Vice-President and Chairman of the Lord Stanley Memorial Monument Inc.; and representatives of the Ottawa Senators hockey team and the National Hockey League. The monument will contribute to an increased knowledge and awareness of the importance of Lord Stanley’s gift to our country’s sport heritage. The original Stanley Cup was displayed for the occasion.
The Cup is back in Ottawa! A tribute to Lord Stanley’s Gift will be built in 2017! #StanleyCup.
- The Lord Stanley’s Gift Monument will be a public work of art that will pay tribute to the 125th anniversary of the Stanley Cup—gifted by Lord Stanley, Canada’s sixth Governor General, in 1892.
- The unveiling of the monument is planned for 2017, during the 150th anniversary of Confederation and the 100th anniversary of the National Hockey League.
- The monument will be erected at the corner of Sparks Street and Elgin Street opposite the National War Memorial.
- The Government of Canada is joining with other contributors in the creation of this monument, which will be a significant landmark in the National Capital Region once completed.
“In less than a year from now, we will celebrate the 150th anniversary of Confederation, along with other historic milestones like the 125th anniversary of the Stanley Cup. These anniversaries are great opportunities for us to gain a true sense of our country’s history and reaffirm our pride in our achievements. The Government of Canada is proud to take part in a project like the Lord Stanley’s Gift Monument, which will pay tribute to one of our most cherished national symbols and allow Canadians to learn more about its amazing story.”
—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage
“This is an exciting project that fits well into Canada’s 150th anniversary celebrations. The monument will stand for years to come as a testament to a sport that unites us all.”
—David McGuinty, Member of Parliament (Ottawa South)
“With the enthusiastic cooperation and assistance of many, we are well on our way to honouring the man whose gift has meant so much to the sport of hockey and its place in our national soul.”
—George Hunter, Vice-President and Chairman, Lord Stanley Memorial Monument Inc.
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