Unexpected gift to the city
The Province, Tuesday, April 27, 1971
||NEW STATUE stands with spear poised in Stanley Park, between Second and Third beaches Monday. The statue apparently was offered to the city by an unidentified sculptor, but the park board turned him down. So he took things inhto his own hands. See Lorne Parton, Page 23.
The city has yet another statue on display today, and if the sculptor hasn't got a title for it, I have: Fait Accompli.
Seems the fellow has been after Park Board for months for permission to erect his statue somewhere around Stanley Park, and for the same length of time the board has been saying "No thanks." (Shades of Douglas Brown and his Mermaid deal.)
Anyway, the sculptor took things into his own hands, so to speak, and went ahead and cemented the piece to a boulder between Second and Third beaches.
Says a parks board official: "I told him not to do it, but now that he's done it, he should send a letter to the board, which will decide what to do with it."