July 1, 2007 -- Hampton, N.B. –- Canada's Government will invest $91,500.00
towards the creation of a memorial to honour human rights advocate and
Hampton native, John Peters Humphrey. The announcement was made by
Rob Moore, Member of Parliament for Fundy-Royal, during Canada Day
celebrations in Hampton.
Rob Moore MP and Dale Somerville Chairman of the John Peters Humphrey
Foundation with Model of the Credo Project
Rob Moore MP with Dale Somerville Chairman in front of the
Fundraising Thermometer for the Credo Project
Government of Canada Invests in Hampton's Memorial to John Peters Humphrey
"Canada's Government is getting things done for the people of
Hampton. Upon completion, this project will not only commemorate John
Peters Humphrey and his work, it will expand economic opportunities
for this community and the region" said MP Moore.
"This combination memorial and interpretive site consolidates many
elements of art, history and education and is a very fitting tribute
to one of our most significant sons, John Peters Humphrey," said Dale
Somerville, of the John Peters Humphry Foundation. "We are very appreciative
of the federal government's contribution to this project. We expect
this site, which will be called CREDO, will be a focus within our
community for youth and adults as well as visitors."
As first Director of the United Nations Human Rights Division, author
of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and a Founder of Amnesty
International Canada, John Peters Humphrey played a significant role
in the advancement of human rights in Canada and throughout the world.
His memorial will be located on the courthouse property in the heart
of Hampton and will feature a sculpture of his likeness and two
three-meter high stones. One will be a water fountain and the second
will include four engraved articles of the human rights declaration he
drafted in 1946, one each in English, French, Mi'kmaq, and
Maliseet-Passamaquody. Complementing the attraction will be walkways,
lighting and improved parking as well as signage leading visitors down
Main Street past Mr. Humphrey's former home to his final place of
Canada's Government has invested $91,500 in this project through
ACOA's Innovative Communities Fund.