July 28, 2010
by Canadian Architect
The Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation (CFFF) and the National Capital Commission (NCC) invite the public and the media to the Canadian Firefighters Memorial Design Concepts vernissage on Thursday, August 5, 2010 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm in the lobby of the Central Chambers Building lobby at the National Capital Commission, 40 Elgin Street, Ottawa.
The public is encouraged to meet the five finalist design teams, view the proposals, and share their comments on the designs for a new national monument to honour Canadian firefighters at LeBreton Flats, in the core of Canada’s Capital.
The finalist design teams are:
* Ken Lum (Vancouver)/architectsAlliance (Toronto)
* Barbara Steinman (Montreal)/ Fleisher Ridout Partnership (Toronto)
* Myfanwy Macleod (Vancouver)/ Ferris & Associates (Toronto)
* Douglas Coupland (Vancouver)/ PLANT Architect Inc. (Toronto)
* Rose-Marie E. Goulet (Montreal)/VLAN Paysages and Urban Soland (Montreal)
The winning design will be announced in September 2010. The monument, which will be dedicated to all firefighters and will commemorate the over 1,000 Canadian firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty, will be unveiled in the fall of 2010.
The Canadian Fallen Firefighters Foundation is a registered charitable organization dedicated to honouring the memory of Canada’s fallen firefighters. It comprises members of the Canadian Fire Service and other interested citizens who volunteer their time. For information regarding the Canadian Firefighters Memorial, please visit www.cfff.ca.
The monument is being made possible thanks to the fundraising efforts of the Foundation, provision of a site by the National Capital Commission and a grant from Canadian Heritage, the announcement for which was made in September 2009 by Minister James. Moore.
For more information, the public may contact the NCC at 613.239.5000, 1.800.465.1867, 613.239.5090 (TTY) or 1.866.661.3530 (toll-free TTY), or visit the NCC’s website at www.canadascapital.gc.ca.
CFFF memorial ceremony