Hungarian Revolution - Ottawa, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Weathervane
N 45° 26.332 W 075° 41.481
18T E 445928 N 5031937
Quick Description: In 2006, a monument was erected on Maple Island as a lasting symbol of the gratitude of Hungarian refugees, who having escaped after the revolution in Hungary, were welcomed and provided a safe haven to rebuild their lives in Canada.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 7/29/2020 12:14:01 PM
Waymark Code: WM12X28
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 3

Long Description:
Inscription on a plaque on the base of the Hungarian Monument:

In 1956, thousands of Hungarians fled reprisals and oppression in their native Hungary. Canada responded with significant humanitarian aid and measures that permitted the rapid resettlement in Canada of almost 40,000 Hungarian refugees within months of the revolution. Fifty years later, this monument was raised to commemorate Canada's response to this desperate situation.

The wooden Hungarian "kopjafa" represents nobility, honour, peace, friendship and
gratitude. The granite from the Canadian Shield represents the strength of Canada.

Erected by the Hungarian Canadian community, the Republic of Hungary and
Canadian friends.

Dedicated by His Excellency Dénes Tomaj, Ambassador of the Republic of Hungary to Canada
and Mr. Marcel Beaudry, Chairman of the National Capital Commission on October 4, 2006.

May this monument be a lasting symbol
of the gratitude of Hungarian refugees
who, having escaped after the revolution
in Hungary, were welcomed and provided
a safe haven to rebuild their lives in Canada.
Name of the revolution that the waymark is related to:
Hungarian Revolution


Adress of the monument:
Union Street - Maple Island
Ottawa, Ontario Canada


What was the role of this site in revolution?:
In 1956, Canada welcomed almost 40,000 Hungarians refugees who had fled reprisals and oppression in their native Hungary following the Russian occupation of their country.


Link that comprove that role: [Web Link]

When was this memorial placed?: 10/4/2006

Who placed this monument?: Hungarian Canadian Community - The Republic of Hungary - Canadian Friends

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