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Charles Henry Byce

NAUGHTON, ONTARIO – A bronze monument commemorating Charles Henry Byce, Canada’s most highly-decorated Indigenous soldier of the Second World War, was unveiled at the Royal Canadian Legion, in the Chapleau community where Byce was born in 1916.

The bronze and granite monument, created by Sudbury sculptor Tyler Fauvelle (www.tylerfauvelle.ca), celebrates Byce’s extreme bravery and leadership. read more.

Francis Pegahmagabow - Hero of the Great War

One hundred years after Francis Pegahmagabow received his first Military Medal, his family and community joined First Nation, military and other dignitaries on National Aboriginal Day to celebrate the unveiling of the first monument erected in Pegahmagabow’s honour.

The life-sized bronze monument, created by Sudbury-based sculptor Tyler Fauvelle (www.tylerfauvelle.ca), is situated on the Georgian Bay waterfront at the Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts in Parry Sound. read more.

Supplied photo: A monument commemorating Shannen Koostachin, a young Cree activist from Attawapiskat First Nation, was unveiled earlier this month.

A monument commemorating Shannen Koostachin, a young Cree activist from Attawapiskat First Nation, was unveiled earlier this month at the New Liskeard waterfront.

Koostachin led the struggle for a new school in Attawapiskat, and was nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize. read more.

John Graves Simcoe, first Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada

SUDBURY, Ontario – Tyler Fauvelle, a professional sculptor based in Lively, Ontario, announces that bronze monuments honouring the Huron-Wendat Confederacy, and John Graves Simcoe, the first Lieutenant-Governor of Upper Canada, were unveiled on August 1, 2015 at the Rotary Champlain Wendat Park, Penetanguishene, Ontario. read more.

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Northern Lights Festival Boréal to offer first look at Connors bronze

SUDBURY, Ontario – A life-sized bronze sculpture of Canadian music icon Stompin’ Tom Connors will be shown at the Northern Lights Festival Boréal, Bell Park, Sudbury, Ontario.  The special preview, which runs from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. on opening night July 3rd, 2015, will include live music and the unveiling of the sculpture at 7:30 p.m.  The Friday night event will be free to the public.  Those who attend the festival on Saturday, July 4th, will be able to visit the bronze Stompin’ Tom until 8:30 p.m.
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Shannen Koostachin, dancing at Timiskaming District Secondary School.

Public art to commemorate Cree youth who led the struggle for a new school in Attawapiskat

SUDBURY – Shannen Koostachin, a young Cree activist from Attawapiskat First Nation, who bravely challenged the Minister of Indian Affairs, and was nominated for the International Children’s Peace Prize, will be honoured in 2015 – and lovingly remembered – with a bronze sculpture and special butterfly benches in New Liskeard, Ontario, where she went to high school.

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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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