Bell Memorial Re-dedication Ceremony, October 24, 2017

Bell Memorial's 100th Anniversary Celebration

The GWCA is excited to promote this wonderful local history centenary – the rededication of the Bell Memorial.  This iconic monument, celebrating the invention of the telephone in Brantford was unveiled on October 24th, 1917 before the great inventor himself, Alexander Graham Bell.

The newly-restored Bell Memorial and surrounding park will be rededicated by the descendants of Alexander Graham Bell and representatives of Bell Canada.  The highlight of the ceremony will be a special interpretive dance – “The Art of Communication” – choreographed by Dr. Bell’s great-granddaughter, Elsie Myers Martin. 

Members of the GWCA will be on hand to talk about Private Cyril Kinsella, a Brant County wounded veteran of Second Ypres who posed for Walter Allward’s allegorical figure of “Humanity” on the memorial.