UPDATE on the Churchill Calgary statue project
On August 24, 2022, the Sir Winston Churchill Society of Calgary and the Province of Alberta announced the following:
A statue of Churchill, famed former British leader and statesman, will be placed on the south lawn of the government centre in Calgary. The Churchill statue was funded by the Society and will be loaned to the province. It was created to commemorate the wartime leader who marvelled at the vistas of southern Alberta, admired the province’s entrepreneurs, was supportive of Alberta’s growing oil industry, and whose inspirational leadership in defense of freedom and democracy was critical to a successful allied victory in the Second World War. The Society will also cover the costs for maintenance and upkeep of the statue. The unveiling is planned for Spring 2023.
Thank you to all the generous donors from Calgary, across Alberta, in the rest of Canada and also from the United Kingdom and the United States, The Sir Winston Churchill Society of Calgary has raised $307,000 for the Churchill statue, base and ongoing maintenance.
For more details and background on the statue project and Sir Winston Churchill's contribution to human freedom and flourishing, and his 1929 visit to southern Alberta, click here.
Interested in supporting the leadership and legacy of Sir Winston Churchill?
See the 2020 video from Churchill Society president Mark Milke explaining the Churchill statue project.
Click here to read the Calgary Herald column from Churchill Society president Mark Milke explaining why Calgary will soon see a statue of Winston Churchill at McDougall Centre.
Welcome to the Society
The Sir Winston Churchill Society promotes students' facility in the use of the spoken and written word emphasizing oratorical and communication skills as exemplified by the debates, speeches and writings of Sir Winston Spencer Churchill. The Society also exists to preserve and promote the legacy of Sir Winston Spencer Churchill, including his achievements in the face of tyranny and the preservation of freedom, and in so doing commemorate his leadership and achievements.
2022-2023 Board of Directors
Mark Milke, president
Heather Coleman, vice-President and chair of the Churchill Statue Project
Taylor Amonson, membership
Bill Bewick Sr., liaision, Alberta University of the Arts Churchill Scholarship
Gerald Chipeur Q.C., fundraising
Kim Davies, liaison, Mount Royal University Moot Court Awards
Elisa Frank, liaison, high school debates
Natashia Halikowski, board secretary
David Holmes, newsletter editor
Devin Iversen, website
Angela Kolias, events
Kim Moody, treasurer
Tamara Rosenblum, communications