Courage and Hope

Courage and Hope  

Valerie LeBlanc

Inauguration Date:
December 4, 1998

In the lobby of Moncton City Hall, 655 Main Street.

Description of Artwork:
The December 6th Art Project Committee, representing many community groups, commissioned Artist Valerie LeBlanc to create an original sculpture. The intentions were to commemorate the victims of the December 6th massacre at the École Polytechnique in Montréal while also promoting and encouraging the dreams and goals of women in the future.

Entitled Courage and Hope, the unique design accomplishes these goals. The base, formed to represent an Engineer’s iron ring, is engraved with the names of the fourteen young women who were murdered on December 6th, 1989. The dreams and aspirations of local young girls and women are etched into the glass. The golden ladder represents the belief that, as a community works together to eliminate violence, these goals will be accomplished and surpassed.

Courage and Hope 



National Bank of Canada
City of  Moncton
Codiac RCMP 
Construction Acadienne (1991) Ltée
Crossroads for Women 
École de génie – Université de Moncton
Economy Glass & Mirrors
Enerplan Consultants Ltd.
Four Seasons Trophy & Engraving Centre
Richard J. Gallant Consultant Inc.
Gautreau Machine Shop Ltd.
Greater Moncton Parent Resource Centre
Centre des ressources pour parents de Grand Moncton
Greater Moncton YMCA Ltd.
Groupe Roy Consultants
InColour Inc.
R. E. Leblanc Consultants Inc.
LeBlanc Nadeau Bujold
MacArthur’s Flower Shop Ltd.
MacLean Company Ltd.
Maritime Sport Ladies Ball Team
New Brunswick Police Association
Association des policiers du Nouveau-Brunswick
Support to Single Parents Inc.
Three D Design Inc.
TK Printing
Université de Moncton
Verdun Anodizing


Anne Arseneau
Monique D. Arseneault
Nancy Avery
Ruth Beers
Roger Boudreau
Gisèle Bourque
France Breau
Barbara Byers
Paul Chiasson
Cheryl Coates 
Christine Connor
Isabelle Cormier
Paryse Cyr
Ginette Dallaire
Bertha Darling
Bridgette Donovan
Corinne and Valbert Dugas
Daniel H. Dugas
Marie Claire Dugas
Doris Gallagher
Nilda Gaudet
Sharon Grainger
Nancy Hartling
Gilles J. Hébert
Deborah Melanson-Hébert
Jeannette Jalbert
Lisette Leger
Gisèle Levesque
Jean-René Longval
April McAllister
Beth McLaughlin
Michel Massiéra
Laurie Moreton
Vivianne Morrison-Boudreau
Cong Tam Nguyen
Jackie Petitpas
Duc Thinh Phi
Nidhal Rezg
Helene Robb
Yolande Saulnier 
Linda Schofield
Donna Smith
Ellen Lewis-Strang
Louise Trainer
Dinh Vo-Ngoc
Murielle Vautour
Elizabeth Weir
Judy Wheaton
Soumaya Yacout