Public Art

Francis Pegahmagabow

FIRST BRONZE STATUE FOR FRANCIS PEGAHMAGABOW, WW I HERO

PARRY SOUND, Ontario – Roger Chum, Chair of Francis Pegahmagabow Commemoration 2016, announces that a life-sized bronze sculpture commemorating Francis Pegahmagabow, the most highly-decorated First Nations soldier of WW I, will be installed in Parry Sound, Ontario, in June 2016. Production of an educational video about Pegahmagabow, and aboriginal people’s military service to Canada, is also part of the project.

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Benny Hollinger

As the canvas wraps were pulled from the statuesque figures mounted on marble plinths on Saturday, the sun glinted gold on the bronzed faces of the three men whose triumph laid the foundation for the Timmins we know today. read more.

Photo for In the News Unveiling Storyfeat

Three larger-than-life bronze sculptures were unveiled at the Timmins Museum/National Exhibition Centre on August 4, 2012, during a public ceremony.

The 7 ft bronze sculptures, mounted on granite bases, commemorate prospectors Sandy McIntyre, John “Jack” Wilson, and Benny Hollinger, whose spectacular gold discoveries launched one of the biggest gold rushes in history. read more.

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