Major rehabilitation of Wolfe-Montcalm monument

QUEBEC, April 8 /CNW Telbec/ - Parks Canada will soon start major rehabilitation work on the Wolfe-Montcalm monument in Governors' Garden beside the Château Frontenac, beginning April 12 and continuing till fall 2010.

The work, which is funded through the Canadian government's Accelerated Infrastructure Program, is necessary because of the monument's age and general condition.

Starting on April 12, Parks Canada historical restorers will completely dismantle the memorial. They will be assisted in this task by Genivar, the engineering firm responsible for labelling and measuring the stones. The Wolfe-Montcalm monument will then be rebuilt, mainly using new stones. The objective is to restore the monument to its original beauty and sturdiness.

The work will involve the use of a large crane. Parks Canada will do everything possible to minimize any inconvenience and will proceed quickly to ensure that no delays occur.

Unveiled on September 8, 1828, the 20-metre-high obelisk honours the two historic figures who died in battle on September 13, 1759.

Parks Canada is proud to contribute to heritage preservation in the historic district of Old Quebec, a UNESCO world heritage site.

SOURCE Parks Canada

For further information: For further information: Lise Rochette, Senior Communications Advisor, Parks Canada, (418) 648-4539

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