River Riders sculpture on Wilfrid Laurier University campus
Description
Creator
Hertel, James, Photographer
Media Type
Image
Item Type
Photographs
Description
Colour digital photograph of the "River Riders", by sculptor Anne Roberts, in the Wilfrid Laurier University quadrangle. The sculpture is in the foreground surrounded by snow, with the Dining Hall and the John Aird Centre in the background.
Notes
The sculpture "River riders" by Ann Roberts was unveiled in the Wilfrid Laurier University quadrangle on November 1, 1991. The commissioned piece features a man, a woman, and a parrot in a canoe. The sculpture depicts the river of life - the parrot represents the heavens above, and the rocks on which the canoe is poised suggest the earth below. The sculpture is 3.3 meters tall and 2.4 meters wide. The figures are cast in bronze, and the rocks in cement.

Wilfrid Laurier University is located in Waterloo, Ontario. It began in 1911 as the Evangelical Lutheran Seminary of Canada. In 1924 Waterloo College was established, providing courses in post-secondary education. In 1960 Waterloo College became Waterloo Lutheran University, and in 1973 changed its name to Wilfrid Laurier University. Laurier Brantford opened in 1999.
Date of Original
2002
Image Dimensions
Image Width: 1440px
Image Height: 2160px
Subject(s)
Local identifier
U57_DI47_1
Collection
Wilfrid Laurier University photograph collection
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.4668 Longitude: -80.51639
Copyright Statement
Protected by copyright: Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). Responsibility for obtaining permissions and for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Copyright Date
2002
Copyright Holder
Wilfrid Laurier University
Recommended Citation
Wilfrid Laurier University Archives & Special Collections
Reproduction Notes
U57 DI47
Contact
Wilfrid Laurier University Library
Email:libarch@wlu.ca
Website:
Agency street/mail address:

75 University Avenue West, Waterloo, ON Canada N2L 3C5

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River Riders sculpture on Wilfrid Laurier University campus


Colour digital photograph of the "River Riders", by sculptor Anne Roberts, in the Wilfrid Laurier University quadrangle. The sculpture is in the foreground surrounded by snow, with the Dining Hall and the John Aird Centre in the background.