Montgomery statue stalled
The article on Lucy Maud Montgomery’s stalled statue plans boggles my mind. Unfortunately, dealing with a multitude of provincial departments triggers bureaucracy, and the brilliant offer of artist Wynn Walters to bring his statue of her to P.E.I. gets bounced from department to department, going round and round and round with no resolution. The estimated cost ($60,000) is modest when considering the benefits it would bring. First, Lucy Maud’s statue would be a deserving tribute to an internationally revered author, who belongs to this island.
Second, if Lucy Maud’s statue were placed on its own site, with a memorial garden surrounding her, there would be a new, very appealing tourist destination.
A “win win” for the province. Alice Fredey Mamarchev Stanley Bridge