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Lanark County Interval House hosts historic unveiling of memorial in Carleton Place

by | May 20, 2019 | Local News | 0 comments

Photo: Lanark County Interval House Facebook Page

Lanark County Interval House has unveiled a special art installation behind Town Hall in Carleton Place. A Pebble Mosaic, part of the Count Down Project, was unveiled Friday afternoon.

The mosaic is a beautiful, permanent feature that invites all to reflect, remember and honour victims of sexual violence, survivors of sexual violence and those who have gone before us.

In a statement Interval House said, “The music, the drum, the words and the community made this a commemorative day for Lanark County Interval House and Community Support.”

Local dignitaries attended the unveiling in a show of support and unity. (Photo: Lanark County Interval House Facebook Page)

They also thanked those who helped to make it a reality. “Thank you to our sisters from Renfrew County for setting the path, to our local and provincial political leadership, to our brave and courageous community members, to our staff and board, to our community partners and to our amazing guides.”

Similar monuments have been or will be unveiled in North Bay, Brantford, and Peterborough, all honouring survivors of sexual violence.  These four new installations follow four others in Eganville, Killaloe, Pembroke, and Pikwàkanagàn First Nation.

The group concluded their statement by saying, “Let us not forget today and let us continue to lead the fight to end violence in our community.”

 

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