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Peacekeepers Park

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Municipality/Province: Calgary, AB

Memorial Number: 48002-068

Type: Park

Address: 3031 Dallaire Avenue SW

GPS Coordinates: Lat: 51.0033214   Long: -114.1270875

Submitted By: Kevin Evans. Don Ethell. Peacekeeper Park Committee.

The 1.85 acre Peacekeepers Park is located in Garrison Green, the redeveloped Lincoln Park, which was formerly part of Canadian Forces Base Calgary and, during the Second World War, had been an airfield for the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan. After the base closed in 1998, the Canada Lands Company was tasked with redeveloping the land.

Peacekeepers Park features a Peacekeeper Statue and a Wall of Honour that commemorates Canadian peacekeeping missions and pays tribute to those who have lost their lives. The park was completed in 2004. The Canadian Association of Veterans in United Nations Peacekeeping, Calgary chapter provided guidance and input for the park and statue designs.  

Thirteen streets in Garrison Green are named after a Canadian Peacekeeper of varying ranks and service time frames: Mike Ralph Way, Johnson Place, Angle Street, Couture Crescent, Forand Street, McLean Avenue, Tom Hoppe Mews, Lewis MacKenzie Place, Henwood Street, Joseph Marquis Crescent, John Gardham Avenue, Don Ethell Boulevard and Dallaire Avenue.

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PEACEKEEPERS PARK

Since the end of the Second World War, Canada has developed a strong peacekeeping tradition. At its heart are
the military personnel who serve their nation in its endeavour to assist people affected by war. These individuals
serve their country and the world community through their dedication to international peace and security. This
park is a tribute to Canada's Peacekeepers.

Peacekeepers Park includes three elements - the Wall of Honour and the Mission Wall to your left, and the bronze
sculpture before you. The Wall of Honour commemorates the Fallen Peacekeepers who made the ultimate
sacrifice. Their loss holds true as a symbol of the Canadian will to make the world a better place for all. The
second wall lists the Peacekeeping missions in which Canada has participated. The walls provide a testament
to the sacrifices and perseverance required to ensure peace.

The bronze sculpture shows an armed Canadian soldier offering an 'Izzy' doll to a little girl. During many of their
missions, Canada's Peacekeepers have been struck by the abject poverty and suffering of those less fortunate,
especially the children. This sculpture epitomizes the dual role of Canadian Peacekeepers in providing both
professional military intervention and compassion.

The Peacekeepers
We Will Remember Them.

Presented to Canada's Peacekeepers and The City of Calgary by Canada Lands Company CLC Limited
on Peacekeepers Day,
9 August 2004.

PARC PEACEKEEPER

Depuis la fin de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, le Canada a instauré une forte tradition de maintien de la paix. Au cœur de cette tradition se trouvent les militaires qui servent le Canada dans ses efforts pour aider les personnes touchées par la guerre. Ces militaires servent leur pays et le monde entier grâce à leur dévouement au maintien de la paix et de la sécurité à l’échelle internationale. Ce parc commémore les gardiens de la paix du Canada.

Le parc Peacekeeper est composé de trois éléments : le mur d’honneur, le mur des missions et la statue de bronze. Le mur d’honneur commémore les gardiens de la paix tombés au combat qui ont fait le sacrifice ultime. Leur perte constitue un symbole puissant de la volonté du Canada de créer un monde meilleur pour tous. Le deuxième mur énumère les missions de maintien de la paix auxquelles le Canada a participé. Les murs témoignent de la persévérance et des sacrifices nécessaires pour protéger la paix.

La statue de bronze représente un soldat canadien armé offrant une poupée « Izzy » à une fillette. Au cours de nombre de leurs missions, les gardiens de la paix du Canada ont vu la pauvreté et la souffrance des plus démunis, des enfants surtout. Cette statue incarne le double rôle des gardiens de la paix canadiens d’offrir une intervention militaire et de faire preuve de compassion.

Les gardiens de la paix
Nous nous souviendrons d’eux.

Présenté aux gardiens de la paix du Canada et à la ville de Calgary par la Société immobilière du Canada CLC limitée pendant la Journée nationale des Gardiens de la paix (Casques bleus) le 9 août 2004.

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