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
It is also fitting the proposed completion date of the monument in 2017
marks the 125th birthday of the Cup and the 150th 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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