Canada 150 art sculpture coming to Table Rock

Table Rock in Niagara Falls will be one of 19 national sites for a Canada 150 public art installation this year.

Niagara Parks Commission chairwoman Janice Thomson says work begins Monday to install a large, 3D illuminated sculpture spelling out ‘Canada150′ at Table Rock Centre.

The project was created by the Tourism Industry Art Association of Canada (TIAC). Other cities hosting the art sculptures include Toronto, Ottawa, St. John’s and Vancouver. All will be launched before Canada Day.

“Niagara Parks is proud to be one of the three Ontario sites selected by TIAC,” said Thomson, who added the sign will resonate with the Parks’ own Canada 150 theme of ‘Begin Here.’

The sculptures will use an aluminum frame and translucent polycarbonate, with a steel and plywood base. The finished piece will be about 6 feet high and 36 feet long, clad in 1,300 feet of LED lights. It will weigh about 10,000 pounds.

The signs were inspired by the Toronto sculpture at Nathan Phillips Square, created for the 2015 Pan Am Games.

According to the TIAC, the goal is to encourage Canadians and tourists to share photos of the sculptures using the hashtag #3DCanada150.

“Horticultural staff will be landscaping around the base to present a beautiful photo opp that celebrates the country’s 150th celebrations and showcases the natural setting of the Horseshoe Falls,” says Thomson.

All signs will be on display until at least the end of 2017.

jlaw@postmedia.com

Be a part of history in Niagara’s Canada Day 150 celebration!

We’re going BIG and want you to join us by recording yourself singing our Canadian National Anthem. You can see yourself projected onto the Oakes Hotel along with fellow Canadians as we put on a special evening presentation in honour of Canada’s 150th.

Here’s what to do:
– choose to sing either version, English, French or both
– before you sing! listen to the versions at the below links so we can all sing at the same pace

English:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=taLiXqPql6A

French:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8Sw6ScUmnk

– make sure you use vertical orientation (that’s the “tall” way)
– email your video or send a link to info@jdlou.com
– get your entry in before our deadline: June 15th
Let’s come together Niagara and make this Canada Day unforgettable!

*Submitting a video grants permission for the Canada 150 Council to use your likeness in any Canada 150 related media.

Submit videos to:
info@jdlou.com