Posted by: irishhungercomm | February 16, 2013

The Ireland Canada Monument Newsletter

The Ireland Canada Monument Newsletter
Nuachlitir Shéadchomhartha na hÉireann agus Cheanada
In Recognition of the Contribution of Irish Canadians to Canada.
Ní bheidh ár leithéidí arís ann! There will never be the likes of us again
Monumental News –January 11th
2013. Issue #76.
The Minutes of the Public Art Committee held at City Hall Vancouver on November 19th 2013 are available at Refer to “Meetings” tag. On December 10th, the City of Vancouver Review Arts Committee requested that a balance of male / female names be made on the proposed Ireland Canada Monument. Since then the Monument Society has added approximately 30 names to address the imbalance. There are now over 140 names for a target of 180. The latest names list can be viewed at and on Page 4 of this newsletter.

The Minutes for the 10th December 2012 meeting has not been uploaded to the City of Vancouver website at time of publication of this newsletter. The Society awaits confirmation of a date for the next meeting with Vancouver Parks Board. At this meeting the Society will be hoping to finalize all the minor construction details at the Monument site which will allow completion of project budget.

The Immigrant’s heart marches to the beat of two quite different drums, one from the old homeland and the other from the new. The Immigrant has to bridge these two worlds, living comfortably in the new and bringing the best of his or her ancient identity and heritage to bear on life in an adopted homeland.

Former President of Ireland Mary McAleese.

Eamonn O’Loughlin R.I.P.
Over the course of 500 years, Irish Canadians throughout every Province of Canada have contributed to the
betterment of Canada as a Nation in so many ways.

In Toronto, Éamonn O’Loghlin exemplified that contribution by his efforts to promote Irish Traditions to so
many Canadians over the years.

Much more than that, during Ireland’s current financial struggles, Eamonn O’Loghlin as the inaugural
Chair of the Irish Immigration Centre in Toronto was instrumental in helping so many new Irish in Canada
find employment.

By his willingness to help others, including the Ireland Canada Monument project in recent days Éamonn
O’Loghlin’s passing is a real loss to the Irish community throughout Canada and to all Canadians.

Ar dheis Dé do raibh a anam.

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