National Capital Commission Approves Name for Ottawa Monument: “To Victims of Totalitarian Communism”
The National Capital Commission (NCC) approved the title "A Memorial to Victims of Totalitarian Communism—Canada, a Land of Refuge" for the monument to be built on national capital region land to the more than 100 million victims of totalitarian communism. "We would like to thank the NCC for working with us to develop a title for the monument that does indeed focus on the victims of communism." says Alide Forstmanis, Tribute to Liberty Board Chair. "We are happy that this part of the process is now behind us, and we will now be focusing our energies on the next stages–finding a site and proceeding with the design competition, and fundraising for all of that."
Charles Coffey, Honorary Chair of the initiative, commented on the process of working out the wording for the title of the monument: "Probably the board members at the NCC, like so many Canadians, are simply unaware of the scope and scale of communism. This monument will help to change that." Tribute to Liberty will now embark on a fundraising campaign. Details of the campaign will be released in the next several days. The National Capital Commission is the government agency that oversees the use and development of national capital region land. The memorial to the victims of totalitarian communism is a project of Tribute to Liberty working with founding partner The Open Book Group.
Welcome to the official launch of the “Pathway to Liberty,” our grassroots fundraising campaign to raise funds for the memorial to victims of totalitarian communism in Ottawa:
Build the Pathway to Liberty!
Buy a Brick and Help Us Reach the Monument to Liberty…
A donation of $100 buys a virtual brick for the path that leads to the Memorial to Victims of Totalitarian Communism in Ottawa, Canada.
The Story of the Pathway
It is the policy of the National Capital Commission not to include donor recognition as part of the commemorative site. However, Tribute to Liberty wants to recognize its donors. That is why we’ve created a virtual Pathway to Liberty. Each 'brick' is the story of a victim of communism, or a message or dedication, contributed in the name of the donor or someone the donor wishes to honour. The donated bricks help build the pathway to liberty—and it is liberty that the Memorial to Victims of Totalitarian Communism represents.
Tribute to Liberty needs your donation in order to help us reach our goal of raising $1.5 million - that requires 15,000 $100 bricks to be donated! Help us build a monument to the over 100 million victims of communism.
Visit www.tributetoliberty.ca to donate.