Following the death of Carol Shields, the City of Winnipeg and the Province of Manitoba wanted to publicly memorialize her in a fitting manner. The Manitoba Labyrinth Network agreed to fundraise and oversee the design and construction of a beautiful labyrinth in King's Park near the University of Manitoba.
Major funders of the project were the City, the Province, the University of Manitoba and many local and national corporations, along with Carol Shields' publisher, Random House of Canada. But a long list of ordinary citizens also bought "donor bricks" which now form part of the labyrinth's walls. My Rare One and I each have a donor brick at the labyrinth.
As you can see from this photo from the Carol Shields Memorial Labyrinth website, breast cancer groups were also involved in memorializing her.
The labyrinth was officially opened in May, 2009. I was finally able to visit and walk it last summer.
Tomorrow: Walking the Carol Shields Memorial Labyrinth