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Journey to Freedom Park

Updates and Info Package - Now Ready!


October 2020: News! The monument artist has now been chosen: Congratulations to Mr. TB Tran!

"Mr. Tran has more than 30 years of experience as an artist, creating sculptures large and small. He has completed numerous commissions in Canada, the United States and Vietnam. Mr. Tran is thrilled to receive this opportunity as it has been a long-held dream to create a monument to commemorate this history. The artist will work with the project team which includes Stantec and FLC Construction Inc. to integrate the monument into the overall design intent of the park space."
- David Tran and Tuyet Lam, Co-chairs of the Committee of Park and Vietnamese Boat People Monument

For information about Journey to Freedom Park, download the PDF (button to the right).

- Background information
- Plans (Pictured Below)
- Our Public Survey Summary
- A Viewshed Analysis
- Monument Artist Info

Note: New version as of August 29th, edited for changes to monument artist teams.

Plans for the Journey to Freedom Park - Coming soon to International Avenue thanks to the Calgary Vietnamese Community and the Vietnamese Boat People Monument Committee.

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