Welcome to the Survey

Introduction
On behalf of the Calgary Vietnamese Community, the Vietnamese Boat People Monument Committee is working closely with the International Avenue BRZ and the Greater Forest Lawn communities to develop a monument and park space to commemorate the Vietnamese people’s immigration journey to Calgary.

This monument and park will be privately funded through donations gathered by the Calgary Vietnamese Community. The design of the space is still in the preliminary stages, but is expected to include:
·       A gateway feature symbolizing South Vietnam.
·       Memory walls to commemorate the history, hardships and celebrations of the immigration journey.
·       A viewpoint overlooking Calgary’s skyline to commemorate landing in Canada, and provide an area for quiet thought and reflection.

Timeline
Construction is expected to begin in mid-2021, with the monument being completed by spring/summer 2022.

Current Status
This project is currently in the early stages of design on this monument and park space. As part of this work, the Boat People Monument Committee is conducting community engagement to ensure the residents and businesses in the Greater Forest Lawn area are aware of the plans for the space and have an opportunity to provide feedback.

Engagement and communications with the community will occur in three phases:
·       Phase 1 (current): Online engagement around the site and how it will be accessed.
·       Phase 2 (late 2020): The Committee will host an information session to share the proposed concept and plans for the monument and park space, and gather more feedback from the community.
·       Phase 3 (Spring 2021): The Committee will share the final design concept with the community for information, prior to construction starting.

We Need Your Input
The monument and park space are proposed to be located on City of Calgary green space on the southwest corner of 17 Avenue SE and 26 Street SE. We want to hear from you about issues and opportunities with access to and from the site, and other factors that should be considered during the design and planning process.

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