A Guide to Women in Canadian History
Statues and Monuments
Emily Carr Statue
Victoria, British Columbia
Unveiling of the Emily Carr Statue
The Emily Carr Statue was unveiled in Victoria,B.C. on October 13, 2010 at 1:30 pm, the city's major celebration for Women's History Month in Canada.
The City of Gardens Chorus
In addition to the unveiling of the Emily Carr Statue, the event included the following:
(From press release for Parks and Recreation Foundation of Victoria, by Virginia Watson-Rouslin)
- Welcome from Chief Robert Sam of the Songhees Nation and Chief Andy Thomas of the Esquimalt Nation.
- Vicki Gabereau as Mistress of Ceremonies. She introduce the donors, who include:
Shaw Communications Inc. of Calgary ($100,000); Michael Audain, President of the Audain Foundation for Visual Arts of Vancouver, who was unable to attend ($50,000); Frank and Elizabeth Garnett and Family of Sidney ($50,000); the Ministry of Canadian Heritage ($40,000) represented by Hon. Gary Lunn, Minister of State for Sport; Calgary actress Clarice Evans, who was the sole woman whose name appears on the bronze book adjacent to the monument ($20,000); The B.C. Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Arts ($20,000), represented by Peter Walters, Ass. Deputy Minister; Enbridge Inc. of Calgary ($10,000).
- The Honourable Pat Carney, former Senator and Minister of International Trade and honourary chair of the fundraising committee
- Three actresses portraying Emily Carr, handing out Rogers’ Chocolate replicas of “Our Emily” and Girl Guides delivering slices of cake. Cake courtesy the Empress Hotel.
- Music by the Reynolds High School Band.
- A performance by Victoria’s chapter of the Sweet Adelines, “The City of Gardens Chorus” entertained dignitaries and the public alike. They recently performed for former Gov. General Michael Jean and toured England and Wales last summer, including a performance in London’s Trafalgar Square.