Federal Land Chosen for Memorial to Victims of Communism

TORONTO, Aug. 12 /CNW/ - The Canadian memorial to victims of Communism will be located on a piece of land in the Garden of the Provinces and Territories in Ottawa. The land has been allocated to Tribute to Liberty for the Memorial to Victims of Totalitarian Communism - Canada, a Land of Refuge by the National Capital Commission (NCC).

A design for the memorial will be chosen through a national design competition planned for 2011.

Alide Forstmanis, Tribute to Liberty board chair says she is happy with the result of the site selection process. "The central location and the beauty of the site are fitting for this memorial. We are pleased with the land the NCC has found for us."

Mrs. Forstmanis says the memorial will "commemorate the losses and hardships of all those who suffered under Communism, and will pay tribute to Canada which was and is a land of refuge for those who seek liberty."

Tribute to Liberty is a registered charity and can issue tax receipts for donations to the Memorial to Victims of Totalitarian Communism - Canada, a Land of Refuge. Tribute to Liberty's grassroots fundraising campaign, the Pathway to Liberty, allows donors to tell a story of a victim of Communism or make a dedication with their donation. The campaign is online at www.tributetoliberty.ca.


For further information: For further information: Carolyn Foster, Project Coordinator, Tribute to Liberty, info@tributetoliberty.ca, 416.535.2815 ext. 234

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