Memorial for Kanishka bombing victims in Vancouver
The authorities in Canada's Vancouver city have approved a design for a memorial for the 329 victims of the Kanishka Air India bombing in 1985.world Updated: Apr 05, 2007 02:15 IST
The authorities in Canada's Vancouver city have approved a design for a memorial for the 329 victims of the Kanishka Air India bombing in 1985.
The Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation approved a design for a memorial playground in Stanley Park. The decision on Monday will see the Ceperley childrens playground rebuilt near Second Beach, as well as a stone wall listing the names of all those who died in the June 1985 terrorist bombing.
Board communications coordinator Terri Clark said the memorial would be completed by end July. It had been scheduled to be completed by June 1, but there have been other pressing issues after the park was ravaged last year by wind storms, Clark was quoted as saying in the media.
The memorial wall will be built of finely-crafted stone-shaped like the trajectory of Air India Flight 182 to the point where it crashed into the sea off the coast of Ireland. A dove tree will be planted nearby as a symbol of peace.
The project, which was approved in principle last June, will not be completed in time for the 2007 memorial service marking the anniversary of the terrorist attack.
The federal and provincial governments have pledged to cover the USD 860,000 cost for the memorial playground and the monument.