Monument des femmes
The Women’s Monument created to remember, honour, and grieve local women of Renfrew County who have been murdered by men was unveiled in Petawawa in 2012.
The monument was designed by Cormac Artist and Blacksmith Lydia Vanderstaal and Mary Crnkovich the owner and operator of Touch Stone Masonry in Killaloe. Vanderstaal was honoured to be chosen to work on the Monument because of her connection to the Renfrew County Committee for Abused Women.
The monument is made of three steel sculptures of women, each 8 feet high and standing stone serves as the background for the monument.
Situated along the Emerald Necklace Trail between Algonquin and Harry Streets in Petawawa, the site is within view of the rapids on the Petawawa River.
Thank You to Supporters of the Women’s Monument:
Bernadette McCann House
~ Staff & Board of Directors
Christal Cote – Public Service Alliance of Canada
Federation Des Femmes Canadiennes
~ Karen Timm & Gail Marion
Grey Sisters of the Immaculate Conception
H&H Construction Incorporated
Hugli’s Blueberry Ranch
Johnston & Mackie Insurance
Lawrence Neville & Staff of Campbell Monument
Pembroke Petawawa District Community Foundation
Pembroke/Petawawa Lions Club
Royal Canadian Legion
~ Pembroke Branch
Somerville Designer Stone
St. Columbkilles’s Cathedral Catholic Women’s League
St. Timothy’s Lutheran Church
~ Quilters Group
~ Mary Crnkovich
The Town of Petawawa
The Valley Dolls
Upper Canada Stone Company
Women’s Sexual Assault Centre
~ Board of Directors
Jason Scott Anthony
Peter & Frances O’Malley
Cpt. Elna Roberts
…and the many other community members who have supported this project.