OTTAWA, September 16, 2020

The Government of Canada has launched the first phase of a national design competition for a commemorative artwork to honour Canadians who have died or been seriously injured while supporting Canada’s diplomatic missions abroad, including trade and development work. It will also recognize the dedication and sacrifices made by these individuals and their families in their service to Canada abroad.

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and the Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, invite teams of professional artists, landscape architects, architects and other urban design professionals to submit their credentials and examples of prior work to the Request for Qualifications. The deadline for submissions is December 16, 2020.

The artwork will be built at 111 Sussex Drive in Ottawa, on the grounds of an office building occupied by Global Affairs Canada. It is on Green Island, at the point where the Rideau River empties into the Ottawa River.

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