September 23, 2016

Statue For Lord Stanley

The Canadian federal government has committed to erecting a $2.8 million statue to commemorate Lord Stanley's promise of a trophy to honour the champions of hockey in Canada 125 years ago.

The winning design will be in realized next year, and unveiled in December 2017 at the corner of Sparks and Elgin streets.

The statue designs have been narrowed to eight finalists. Some of them are, shall we say, interesting.

Personally, I like #1 and #8, with #4 as an interesting possibility. Number 7 makes me wonder just how bad were the designs that did not make the cut.

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