Photograph by Bob Brink
"The Caribou Statue"
by Morgan MacDonald
Caribou Memorial Veterans Pavilion, St. John's
100 Forest Rd., St. John's, NL A1A 1E5
As part of the design of the coat of arms in 1637, the caribou is a historic icon of Newfoundland and Labrador and the official emblem of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment.
In September 2017, a bronze caribou statue, by Morgan MacDonald, was installed at the entrance to the Caribou Memorial Veterans Pavilion in St. John’s. The project was an initiative led by the Legion Action Committee, comprised of members of the Royal Canadian Legion, Eastern Health, Veterans Affairs Canada, and other military and veterans groups. It pays tribute to war veterans and all veterans who currently reside or have resided at the pavilion.
The life-sized statue is a duplicate of the one that MacDonald created for Remembrance Square in Corner Brook in 2012.
Morgan MacDonald holds degrees in Fine Art (Grenfell) and Business (Memorial), and runs his Newfoundland Bronze Foundry from Logy Bay, NL. He uses lost wax casting to create works that are highly realistic and technical in nature with an emphasis on our deepest expressive human qualities. He is the recipient of the Memorial University 2016 Horizon Awards for outstanding achievement under the age of 35.