The Vancouver Park Board is looking for public feedback on a proposal from the Ireland Canada Monument Society to install a monument in George Wainborn Park in Yaletown.
The monument would honour the contributions of Irish Canadians to Vancouver, the province, and Canada.
The non-profit society is funding the monument, and two possible designs are being considered.
- names of 32 counties of Ireland engraved in concrete in English and Gaelic
- concrete path through centre of monument inspired by the Irish shoreline with harp symbol engraving
- Irish stone wall with art and family name plates incorporated into the sides
- movable tables and chairs
- maple leaf and shamrock engraved symbols
- garden of Ireland planting
- existing path through proposed site to remain
- stone seat wall with harp symbol and maple leaf engraving at ends
- names of 32 counties of Ireland engraved in metal band on side of seating steps, in English and Gaelic
- semi translucent art monument wall
- stone paving surrounding art monument wall
The Park Board says public feedback will help finalize the design before installation later in 2017.
The survey will be open until April 25, 2017.
George Wainborn Park is located at the southern end of Richards Street, on False Creek.