A statue for Quebec City’s new amphitheatre?

A statue for Quebec City’s new amphitheatre?

An impressive work of art will be erected at the entrance to the new stadium presently being built in Trois-Rivières, Québec. The sculpture should be installed by 2015, one year after the grand opening of the amphitheatre.

If you thought Quebec City was the only place getting a new stadium, Trois-Rivières, an hour to the east, is also in the final stages of getting their new amphithéatre for their local minor hockey team, Les Draveurs. The building, which is being built on the shores of the St Lawrence River, should be ready to move into by 2014.

The sculpture, which consists of six tubular pipes welded together looking similar to a fountain, was designed by Ludovic Bonney, an artist from the province. The money was offered by the Provincial government and was 1% of the total construction cost of the stadium totaling, $189,944.

The mayor of Trois-Rivières, Yves Lévesque, is pleased by the Board’s decision, stating that the sculpture represents the water and wind coming together, especially appropriate since the structure is right on the shores of the convergence of the three rivers emptying into the mighty St. Lawrence.

The structure will stand 53 feet high, be 52 feet in diameter at its base, and will be just to the left of the main entrance.

In Quebec City all the attention is on our own stadium which is in the process of being built, and there will no doubt be some kind of art form or sculpture erected somewhere on the site as a focal point here too.  In the meantime we will have to be patient as the structure is still in its basic form and is only slated to be completed in 2015.

There has been no talk of a sculpture being erected on Quebec City’s site so far, but with the popularity of the current mayor and the fact that politics played a major role for both stadiums, I wouldn’t be surprised if someone suggests it be a statue of M. Labeaume himself.
LifeinQuebec.com Staff Writer

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