Bridget Moran - Prince George, BC, Canada
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N 53° 55.019 W 122° 44.747
10U E 516696 N 5974315
Quick Description: This sit-by-me statue of social worker, author, and activist Bridget Moran, who was born in Northern Ireland in 1923, is located on Third Avenue in Prince George, British Columbia.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 8/3/2013 2:54:09 PM
Waymark Code: WMHQ74
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 3

Long Description:
The statue was created by artist Nathan Scott. The life-size statue depicts Moran sitting on a bench with her left arm resting on the back of the bench. She's sitting facing toward her left as though she's conversing with someone. Her right hand rests on her Stoney Creek Woman book in her lap, and she's wearing a large ring on her ring finger. She has short, wavy hair and is wearing eyeglasses. She's wearing a long-sleeved, collared blouse with sweater vest over it. On her sweater vest is a broach. She's wearing long pants and penny loafers. The statue is made of a cement aggregate made to appear like bronze. This freestanding statue was unveiled in 2004 by the City of Prince George and Friends of Bridget Moran.

A marker near the statue reads:

Bridget Moran
1923 - 1999
Social worker, activist and author who worked
tirelessly to support families in our region

Bridget Moran was born in Northern Ireland and moved to Success, Saskatchewan with her family as a child. She served in the Woman's Royal Canadian Naval Service between 1944 and 1946. She graduated from the University of Toronto in 1950, moved to British Columbia in 1951 and began work as a social worker for the provincial social welfare department. Bridget moved to Prince George in 1952 and, except for a brief stay in Vancouver, made here home here.

From 1977 to 1989, she was a social worker with the Prince George School District. In addition, she worked as a freelance journalist, her work appearing frequently in Prince George newspapers, on CBC radio and in the Vancouver Sun. She retired in 1989, shortly after having her first book "Stoney Creek Woman: the story of Mary John" published in 1988. She had three other books published including: "Judgment at Stoney Creek", "A Little Rebellion" and "Justa: A First Nations Leader". She also authored and self-published "Prince George Remembered", in 1996.

In 1992, Bridget received the Governor General's Medal commemorating Canada's 125th anniversary as a Confederation. Bridget was awarded and received an honourary law degree from the University of Northern British Columbia, and in 1996 received another honourary law degree from the University of Victoria. In addition, Bridget was given the Jeanne Clarke History Award and awarded a medal for history by the Lieutenant Governor of B.C. She was a board member of the College of New Caledonia and the Legal Services Society of B.C. She was the mother of two daughters and two sons, and grandmother of five.

Special thanks to the City of Prince George, the staff of the College of New Caledonia, the family of Bridget Moran, the BC Association of Social Workers - Northern Branch, Donald S. and Kathleen M. Allan, Douglas Cunningham, Anne and Robert Martin, Arlette and Bilton Park, Paul and Hazel Ramsey, Don and Judy Kennedy, Terence Weninger, and the numerous other friends of Bridget Moran for their generous contributions.

This sculpture was created by artist Nathan Scott and unveiled on June 21, 2004.

Location description: On Third Street in Prince George

Statue's Subject: Bridget Moran

Artist: Nathan Scott

Visit Instructions:
Photo of the statue with person sitting on bench next to the statue, standing next to the statue or other-wise interacting appropriately with the statue(face of person does not need to show, gps does not need to be in photo).
Extra credit for having fun!!!

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