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Eight competing monuments unveiled for Sparks Street

Eight competing monuments unveiled for Sparks Street

India Blooms News Service | | 26 Sep 2016, 04:16 pm
Toronto, Sept. 26 (IBNS): The Canada Council for the Arts in downtown Ottawa, on Thursday, unveiled the final eight designs from which a jury of experts, both in public art and hockey, will choose one, for the new Ottawa monument commemorating Lord Stanley of Preston's gift of the Stanley Cup in 1892, according to media reports.

The Stanley Cup (French: La Coupe Stanley) is the championship trophy awarded annually to the National Hockey League (NHL) playoff winner.

The public has also been invited to comment on the final eight entries.

The winning design will be announced on on Oct. 25 this year.

These final eight designs were chosen from 40 original entries submitted in a public art competition held by Lord Stanley’s Gift Memorial Monument Inc.

The competition had started this March and will result in the selection of the Lord Stanley’s Gift monument, which would be installed on Sparks Street facing Elgin Street in Ottawa on Dec. 2017, reported Lord Stanley’s Gift Memorial Monument Inc.

Reports said that the unveiling of these monuments will be part of the celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the 125th anniversary of Lord Stanley’s gift of the cup, the 100th anniversary of the NHL and the 25th anniversary of the Senators.

The jury would select one of the eight designs created by teams of designers and architects from Vancouver to New York.

The jury members comprise former heads of the Canada Council for the Arts and author of The Hockey Sweater, Roch Carrier, former NHL goaltender and author of The Game, Ken Dryden, former women’s hockey player for team Canada, Kim Ratushny, and seven others, added reports.

The eight designs can also be viewed at The public has been invited to send their comments on these designs before the final selection at by Oct. 7, 2016.

(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)