I am thrilled that a site has been chosen for this memorial to the tens of milions of men, women and children murdered by the evil ideology of communism. I am disappointed there is not more news about this in the media. I am happy that the memorial is so central in Ottawa. It will at Bay and Wellington. You can donate to Tribute to Liberty, as I have, to build this tribute to those who can no longer speak for themselves.
The site is part of the Garden of the Provinces and Territories at Wellington and Bay Streets.
The memorial will sit on a sloping lawn west of the garden's landscaped plaza, along the edge of the limestone escarpment upon which Parliament Hill is built.
"The central location and the beauty of the site are fitting," said Alide Forstmanis, chair of Tribute to Liberty, the group behind the project.
Federal Land Chosen for Memorial to Victims of Communism
TORONTO, Aug. 12 /CNW/ - The Canadian memorial to victims of Communism will be located on a piece of land in the Garden of the Provinces and Territories in Ottawa. The land has been allocated to Tribute to Liberty for the Memorial to Victims of Totalitarian Communism - Canada, a Land of Refuge by the National Capital Commission (NCC).
A design for the memorial will be chosen through a national design competition planned for 2011.
Alide Forstmanis, Tribute to Liberty board chair says she is happy with the result of the site selection process. "The central location and the beauty of the site are fitting for this memorial. We are pleased with the land the NCC has found for us."
Mrs. Forstmanis says the memorial will "commemorate the losses and hardships of all those who suffered under Communism, and will pay tribute to Canada which was and is a land of refuge for those who seek liberty."
Tribute to Liberty is a registered charity and can issue tax receipts for donations to the Memorial to Victims of Totalitarian Communism - Canada, a Land of Refuge. Tribute to Liberty's grassroots fundraising campaign, the Pathway to Liberty, allows donors to tell a story of a victim of Communism or make a dedication with their donation. The campaign is online at www.tributetoliberty.ca.