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Statement by the Honourable Bal Gosal, Minister of State (Sport), on the Announcement of the Location of the Lord Stanley Memorial Monument

March 18, 2013

OTTAWA, March 18, 2013 /CNW/ – Today marks another milestone in the
development of a memorial monument honouring Lord Stanley and his
iconic gift to Canadian sport – the Stanley Cup.

It was here in Ottawa in 1892 that the promise of a cup – emblematic of
hockey and sporting excellence in Canada – was conceived.

Today, the Stanley Cup is one of the world’s most recognizable and
cherished trophies and an enduring historical symbol of the spirit of
competitive play.

It is also fitting the proposed completion date of the monument in 2017
marks the 125(th )birthday of the Cup and the 150(th )anniversary of our great country.

On behalf of the Government of Canada, I congratulate the Lord Stanley
Memorial Monument Committee and look forward to a structure fitting of
the memory of Lord Stanley.

SOURCE Canadian Heritage

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