Confederation Fountain, constructed in 1928 to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Canada, is situated at the center of Confederation Park in the Regina Exhibition Grounds. Constructed in 1928, it featured shaped piers with ornamental caryatids, lion heads and Saskatchewan and City of Regina shields. Originally, sixteen cast zinc frog spitters createdan extravaganza of arched water spray in this prairie park.
By 2013, with the original construction deteriorated and the water works long lost, a Conservation Plan was commissioned. Based on this Conservation Plan, under the prime consultancy of AECOM with Barry McGinn, the fountain column, wrought iron fence and cast iron bowls were restored and the original water spray design reinstated with the local fabrication of cast ironconcrete frog spitters.
Barry McGinn, a past director of Heritage Regina, will use his wealth of knowledge and experience as a conservation architect and engineer to share his involvement in the Confederation Fountain conservation project. Barry will also introduce a conservation plan, prepared in 2010, for the Davin Fountain which was originally located at the center of Victoria Park – perhaps Regina’s next historic fountain project.
Presented by Barry McGinn.
Refreshments provided. A $10 suggested donation to Heritage Regina goes towards the promotion and preservation of heritage in your community.
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