|Subject:||The victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide. (view image)|
|Type of Memorial:||Inscription, Monumental Sculpture|
|Sponsor(s):||Canadian-Armenian community & city of Montreal.|
|Architect/Designer/Artist:||Artist: Francine Larrivée|
|Placement:||Freestanding, sculptural work in a park. Flat land, grass area.|
|Physical Setting:||The structure is placed in the north-end of Marcelin Wilson Park.|
|Map Designation:||Marcelin Wilson Park|
|Physical Condition:||Very well preserved.|
|Inscription:||Language: Latin |
Inscription text: Inscribed in red granite the names of those who died in the Genocide.
|Location:||Marcelin Wilson Park|
Marcelin Wilson Park, Canada
|Construction Began:||Mid 1990s|
|Dedication Date:||April 26, 1998|
|Prior Use of Site:||Open space in the park.|
|Development/Construction Process:||“It is the monument that almost wasn't. Turkish diplomats and Canadian businesses operating in Turkey almost succeeded in persuading Montreal Mayor Pierre Bourque to scuttle the plan.” The Montreal Gazette.|
The monument consists of a tent-like white stone structure, raised on one-foot concrete base.
|History of Ownership:||Owned by the city of Montreal.|
|Commemorative Activities:||Inaugurated by Montreal Mayor Pierre Bourque, Noushig Eloyan, chairman of the Montreal’s executive committee. Commemorations take place by marches from the Armenian Community Center to the site of the monument.|
|Notable Visitors:||Montreal Mayor Pierre Bourque.|
|Additional Information:||Horizon Online, “Armenians get a monument to remember” (May 4, 1998) [HorizonOnline@armen-info.com]|
The Montreal Gazette. By Yvonne Zacharias (April 27, 1998)
Kidd, Kristen. “Perpetual Reminders,” Armenian International Magazine
(April 1999), pp. 48-50.
85 Commémoration du Génocide des Arméniens. Publication du Comité uni pour la Commémoration du Génocide arménien. Montréal, 2000.
Editorial Broad of Armenian Encyclopedia. The Armenian Question. Yerevan: 1996.
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