Sunday, 23 July 2017

Manotick Remembrance Park & Cenotaph

On the way home from Bone Scan #4, we stopped in Manotick, to check out their new park.  It was just opened July 2, 2017. I'd spotted it on the way past, going into Ottawa. I could see the beautiful statue, and decided we should stop in on our way home. I used to live just outside Manotick, I taught there, as well, in Manotick P.S. (We did a big heritage day one year, and invited the press, hence the photo!)
Manotick P.S. 1993
Anyway, enough fond memories, back to the park. The land was donated, The Clapp Family barns, and used to hold a farm. It is just beside the iconic Manotick Mill, now a museum. As ever, there are lots of ducks hanging about around the mill.

The Manotick Legion explains the project, with contributions from the community association, and found funding from several sources. They have a podcast, to explain the different areas of the park.

  • 6 custom gardens designed by local Horticulturalist and a Director of the Manotick Horticultural Society, Anne Clark-Stewart, that will honour branches of the Canadian military and those who support them:


Artist Nathan Scott

Check out this video of Sculpture Artist Nathan Scott creating the bronze sculpture for the Remembrance Park in Manotick.

Nathan Scott is located on Vancouver Island in beautiful Victoria, British
Columbia, Canada.

9 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, it is a pretty park. I like the sculptures, gardens and water views. Great series o photos.

Happy Sunday, enjoy your day and week ahead!

Nancy J said...

Blimey!!! The video is amazing, and I guess after that they have to be cast in bronze, what a wonderful pair of statues, and there you are with them, love that photo. One talented man, who now is living a long way from Ontario.

Amy D Photography said...

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Christine said...

Beautiful new park and interesting to see the sculpture being made!

Denise inVA said...

Great to see you in the photos Jenn, and the one from your teaching days must be a special memory. This would be a lovey walk in surroundings like these. The sculpture is fantastic.

carol l mckenna said...

Oh how wonderful the Remembrance Park and Sculpture ~ beautiful and lovely photos too ~ thanks ~ Happy Week to you ~ ^_^

Red said...

You lived in an awesome place! Parks, museums ...

Debbie said...

You look pretty in pink, it looks to be a lovely park!!

William Kendall said...

It's a beautiful memorial park, very dignified.

The Mill is an iconic view!