August 19, 2008 Dedication of the Site for the Emily Carr Statue “Our Emily” and Fundraising Launch.
The fundraising launch was hosted by Peter Baillie of the Times Colonist, Ann Geddes, President of the Parks and Recreation Foundation of Victoria and Roger Soane, manager of the Empress Hotel. The sculptor, Barbara Paterson was in attendance. The presentations included a framed photo of the maquette to the Times Colonist, a framed original sketch of Barbara’s concept of the statue to the Empress Hotel and a signed copy of the book This and That to the Hon. Ida Chong. Ann-Lee Switzer, editor of the book This and That, presented a cheque receipt from the proceeds of the book sale to the Parks and Recreation Foundation of Victoria for the Emily Carr Statue Fund. Emily Carr Statue