March 30, 2016

JURY ANNOUNCED FOR “LORD STANLEY’S GIFT” NATIONAL DESIGN COMPETITION

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 10-person Jury for the national design competition for a monument to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Stanley Cup. The Jury is composed of eminent Canadians, highly respected in the fields of public art, culture, history, and hockey:

Adrian Burns BA, LLD (Chair),
Chair of National Arts Centre Board of Trustees, Director Shaw Communications

Marie-Eve Beaupré, BA, MA
Curator of Collections, Contemporary Art Museum, Montreal

Stephen Borys, PhD, MBA
Director/CEO, Winnipeg Art Gallery

Roch Carrier, OC
Former Head of the Canada Council for the Arts; former National Librarian of Canada; Author, “The Hockey Sweater”

Ken Dryden, PC, OC
Former NHL goaltender; former MP; Author, “The Game”

Victoria Henry, BA, MA
Former Director, Canada Council Art Bank

Roy MacGregor OC
Globe and Mail journalist; Author, “Home Team”, “Canoe Country”

Victor Rabinovitch, BA, PhD
Former CEO, Canadian Museum of Civilization

Kim Ratushny, BA, LL.B, LL.M
World Champion, National Women’s Team hockey player

Jonathan Shaughnessy, BFA, MA
Associate Curator of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Canada

The “Lord Stanley’s Gift” Monument Public Art Competition was launched in Ottawa on Friday, March 18, 2016.

The two-phase competition is open to all Canadian artists and designers.
The Jury will recommend 8 Finalists from the Phase 1 “Request for Qualifications” submissions received by the deadline of May 13, 2016. The Finalists will then be invited to submit designs in the Phase 2 “Request for Proposals”. The winning design will be announced by the Board of the LSMMI on the advice of the Jury in November 2016.

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 with Jury members or Competition Inquires:
Barry Padolsky, Professional Advisor and Project Manager
613-241-7198 hello@lordstanleysgift.com

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