FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 21, 2017
Canada 150 Fire Globe Lights up Parliament Hill
Ottawa, ON – Today, Members of Parliament for Bay of Quinte and Hastings-Lennox and Addington, Neil Ellis and Mike Bossio, respectively, were honoured to welcome Shawn Donnan and his Canada 150 Fire Globe to Parliament Hill.
A longtime resident and dairy farmer from Stirling, Ontario, Donnan, is also an established welder. His talent for original design, evidenced by the range of products offered at Horizon Metal Works, has consistently fired up the imaginations of his clientele. A popular product, his ‘fire globes’ are a redesigned circular fire-pit that can be powered by propane or natural gas rings, bonfires, or even LED lights.
Donnan’s latest project has received immense acclaim, both for its fusion of artistry in this trade with a sincere passion for Canada. Constructed primarily of steel, his Canada 150 Fire Globe features iconic Canadian symbols that represent our natural world, history, and eagerness to build a brighter future. Beavers, geese, loonies, toonies and more, adorn the globe.
The outpouring of local support received for Donnan’s Canada 150 Fire Globe encouraged MPs Bossio and Ellis to arrange for the globe to be placed on display at Parliament Hill, in Ottawa. The globe’s stunning artistry was enjoyed by Members of Parliament, including the Prime Minister and Honourable Minister of Canadian Heritage, and the public, as they made their way in front of Centre Block. Many stopped to marvel and snap a photograph, or pause and consider the intricacies of its design.
Giving shape to a new way to celebrate Canada’s upcoming anniversary of Confederation, the Canada 150 Fire Globe has established Donnan as a metal artisan most deserving of recognition. MPs Bossio and Ellis both applaud the patriotism of this local luminary.
“Something this beautiful, and boldly patriotic, must be shared beyond our community. We’re glad that Shawn has worked so hard to help us celebrate Canada 150 in such an original way,” said MP Ellis.
“Shawn’s work is the perfect example of rural ingenuity and craftsmanship at its finest. I’m so proud to see our community represented so well at our country’s parliament today,” stated MP Bossio.
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For more information or media-related questions, please contact Adrianna Christie at (613) 969-3300 or email Neil.Ellis@parl.gc.ca.