Photo provided from the sculptor
More details have emerged about the sculpture of Francis Pegamahgabow. On Monday, a press conference was held at the Stockey Centre for the sculptor and other dignitaries speak about the project. Tyler Fauvelle is the sculptor and he describes what will be included in the piece.
The Sudbury sculptor tells us how he came up with the idea for the project.
The sculpture will also include an offering bowl and plaque is expected to be completed and installed outside beside the Stockey Centre in time for Aboriginal Day in 2016. Production of an educational video about Pegamahgabow is also a part of the overall project. Fauvelle says the project totals close to $200,000 with about $110,000 expected to come through all levels of government and the rest is hoped to be received through public and private donation. Donations can be made by cheque payable to “Parry Island Hero” and sent to ONECA, P.O. Box 220, 37 A Reserve Road, Naughton, Ontario, P0M 2M0. More information can be found at www.facebook.com/parryislandhero2016, www.oneca.com, or contact the committee at [email protected].