June 7, 2016

EIGHT FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

OTTAWA – Lord Stanley’s Gift Memorial Monument Inc. (LSMMI), a non-profit charitable organization, in partnership with the Department of Canadian Heritage, Ottawa Senators, National Hockey League, and the City of Ottawa are pleased to announce the eight Finalists in the national design competition for a monument to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Stanley Cup. The Finalists, listed below in alphabetic order were selected from the forty entries reviewed by a jury of eminent Canadians, highly respected in the fields of public art, culture, history, and hockey.

Adrian Burns, Jury Chair, observed that “The Jury was overwhelmed with the extraordinary qualifications and achievements of the design teams. As you can imagine, evaluating so much talent and experience made our task exceedingly difficult.”

George Hunter, LSMMI Chair and Vice President added that “Our Board of Directors is pleased with the Jury’s recommendation. We are thrilled that so many Canadian design teams were inspired to enter this national competition.”

Design Team Finalists:

Coupland/Leinster/Mills Vancouver BC / Toronto, ON

Covit/Nguyen/Norr Montreal, QC

Intégral Jean Beaudoin + Novalux Montreal, QC

Ja Architecture Studio & Sebastian Errazuriz Studio Toronto, ON / New York, USA

Myros Trutiak / Pellettier / vanderGaast Toronto, ON

North Design Office / Blackwell / Mulvi&Banani Toronto, ON

SPMB/1 x 1 Architecture Winnipeg, MB

Studio West / Exp. Cochrane / Calgary, AB

The eight Design Teams, composed of artists, architects, landscape architects and specialists will now be invited to submit design proposals in Phase 2 of the competition.

The winning design will be announced by the Board of LSMMI in October 2016 on the advice of the Jury.

The monument will be donated to the City of Ottawa and unveiled in December 2017 in downtown Ottawa at the corner of Elgin and Sparks Streets, just steps from the site where Lord Stanley of Preston (the 6th Governor General of Canada) gifted the Stanley Cup on March 18, 1892.

The unveiling will be part of the 2017 celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary, the 125th anniversary of Lord Stanley’s original gift, the 100th anniversary of the National Hockey League and the 25th anniversary of the Senators.

The monument is expected to become a prominent new landmark in Canada’s capital.

For more information, consult the Lord Stanley’s Gift Public Art Competition Website lordstanleysgift.com or contact:

Media Inquiries: Sylvie Bigras, Media and Communications Consultant
613-298-1625 sylvie@magma.ca

Interview requests or Competition Inquiries:
Barry Padolsky, Professional Advisor and Project Manager
613-241-7198 hello@lordstanleysgift.com

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