September 9, 2016

Lord Stanley’s Gift Monument Public Art Competition Finalists Designs Unveiled

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OTTAWA – Lord Stanley’s Gift Memorial Monument Inc. (LSMMI), a non-profit charitable organization, in cooperation with the Department of Canadian Heritage, Ottawa Senators, National Hockey League, and the City of Ottawa are pleased to invite the public to the unveiling of the eight Finalist designs in the national design competition for a monument to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Stanley Cup.

Location: Canada Council for the Arts, Âjagemô Gallery, 150 Elgin Street, Ottawa

Date: Thursday September 22, 2016 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm.

The eight 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.

Finalist Design Teams:

Coupland/Leinster/Mills Vancouver BC / Toronto, ON 

Covit/Nguyen/Norr Montréal, QC

Intégral Jean Beaudoin + Novalux Montréal, 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

Representatives of the eight Finalist Design Teams will be at the exposition/vernissage to present their design proposals to the public, using videos and maquettes.

The designs will also be unveiled on the competition website: www.lordstanleygift.com

The public is warmly invited to share its views on the designs by emailing comments to hello@lordstanleysgift.com. The deadline for comments is October 7, 2016.

The winning design will be announced by the Board of LSMMI on October 25, 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:
Sylvie Bigras (sylvie@magma.ca) – Media Inquiries
Barry Padolsky (hello@lordstanleysgift.com) – Interview Requests or Competition Inquiries
Facebook.com/lordstanleysgift
Twitter: @StanleyGift
#LordStanley125

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