Statue Project Update
A planning application is shortly to be submitted to Guernsey's Environment Department for a pair of Statues - that of Major General Sir Isaac Brock and on a separate plinth on Guernsey's Market Terrace a depiction of Admiral Lord James de Saumarez, another famous Guernseyman that had a major impact on world affairs in the 19th Century.
The Brock Memorial Foundation are proud to be working with the Saumarez Family on this project and hope to see the long-awaited Brock Statue project come to fruition for an unveiling in August 2016.
The exceptionally brave Mr Anthony Stagg is going to jump out of a plane over Guernsey and plummet to the island with just an instructor and a parachute strapped to his back!!
He's doing this to challenge himself and to help raise funds for the Brock Memorial Foundation - what a star!
Brock Weekend 2014
The Foundation is currently working with the Soldier's Charity, the ABF, to bring together a weekend of military splendour on the 11th & 12th October 2014.
We'll be welcoming the Band of the Lincoln and Welland Regiment all the way from Ontario, Canada, and are hoping to also be playing host to the Corps of Drums of the Royal Anglian Regiment and the drums and dancers of the Whitecap Dakota First Nation.
The plans for the weekend include a parade through St Peter Port on Saturday morning, including a wreath laying outside Boots in the High Street. An evening performance by the assembled bands, drums and dancers on Saturday evening will be followed by a church service of remembrance and celebration of our cultural connections with Canada on Sunday morning. The weekend will be signed off with a Beating of the Retreat on Sunday afternoon.
The Brock Statue - Update
The bronze statue of Major General Sir Isaac Brock will be hitting the headlines again shortly when an application for planning permission will be sought from the Environment Department in Guernsey.
It is intended that Brock will stand alongside his contemporary and fellow local hero Admiral Lord James de Saumarez, and that the pair will flank Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Donations to the Brock Memorial Foundation
The Brock Memorial Foundation has received significant donations from the following:
RBC Wealth Management
Mr & Mrs William Gaiger
Mr & Mrs Geoff Dorey
Mrs Josephine Dumaresque Drake (nee de Lisle)
In addition to others who have given lesser amounts.
Brock Statue plans unveiled
The plans for the Brock Statue in Guernsey were unveiled last night by the Brock Memorial Foundation.
Islanders turned out to review the plans and the presentation was covered extensively by the local media.
Brock Memorial Foundation takes possession of the Bronze Maquette
The Brock Memorial Foundation, a Guernsey Registered Charity, took possession today of the cast Bronze Maquette of Major General Sir Isaac Brock, beautifully sculpted by Toronto based sculptor Adrienne Alison. The maquette will support the pending planning application for the Brock Statue proposed for St Peter Port, Guernsey, and will help the Foundation to raise funds to assist them maintain and enhance the legacy of Sir Isaac Brock in Guernsey.
UPDATE - Bronze maquette arrives on Guernsey
The bronze maquette arrived in Guernsey this morning, and is due to be delivered to the Brock Memorial Foundation first thing next week. Sculptor Adrienne Alison has deferred her visit to the island until after the busy summer. The Foundation will be hoping to be celebrating having planning permission for the Statue early in September and if this is the case will be holding a vin d'honneur to welcome Adrienne to the island.
Bronze Maquette to arrive in Guernsey next month
Toronto based sculptor Adrienne Alison will be visiting Guernsey in June to deliver the bronze maquette of the Brock Statue.
The maquette, a miniature version of the Statue proposed for one of St Peter Port's Market plinths, will be used to supplement the material submitted to Guernsey's Environment Department for Planning Approval, and to assist with fund-raising.
The Statue of Major General Sir Isaac Brock is intended to be unveiled on 13th October 2014, the 202nd anniversary of his death.
RBC WEALTH MANAGEMENT TO SPONSOR PLANNED STATUE OF SIR ISAAC BROCK
RBC Wealth Management, part of the Royal Bank of Canada, has announced that it is to be the sole corporate sponsor of a planned statue in St. Peter Port of Guernsey-born Canadian hero Major General Sir Isaac Brock. The bronze statue, which is subject to a forthcoming planning application, has been commissioned by the Brock Memorial Foundation and is proposed to be erected on the north-western plinth outside the Market building, overlooking Town Church Square. Toronto-based Canadian sculptor Adrienne Alison, who has been commissioned to produce the 7ft 6in tall figure of General Brock in 19th-century military uniform, will be presenting a maquette of the statue later this month as part of the planning process.
Alan Pearce from the Guernsey Leadership Team at RBC Wealth Management said, 'RBC Wealth Management was honoured to be part of the Brock Day commemorations in October 2012, and we are very pleased to be able to sponsor this proposed statue of General Brock. General Brock is celebrated as a national hero in Canada, and it is fitting that RBC Wealth Management can help mark its 40th anniversary on the island by supporting this proposal to erect a lasting monument of him here in Guernsey.'
Oliver Brock a distant relation of General Brock’s and a founder of the Brock Memorial Foundation, the charity set up in 2012 support and develop projects that celebrate his legacy, said: 'Following the announcement of the statue project at last October's commemorations, the Foundation has been working hard with the artist and RBC Wealth Management to bring the project to fruition. We are pleased to welcome RBC Wealth Management to the team as sole corporate sponsor of the project, and are looking forward to pursuing the commissioning and planning process with them on board.'
The Brock Memorial Foundation is now seeking further public support for the project, and is offering individual supporters an opportunity to have their name, or that of a loved one, incorporated into one of the plaques to be situated at the base of the statue. Individuals can also donate directly to the Foundation, or make a contribution through the purchase of the commemorative silver medallions minted by the Guernsey Mint Bullion Company.
Brock Statue Project
The Brock Statue for Guernsey moved a step forward recently with a commitment of funds from the Royal Bank of Canada Wealth Management team here in the Channel Islands. The Sculptor, Adrienne Alison, has been appointed and commissioned to produce a maquette of the proposed Statue of Brock by April 2013.
A submission to the local Planning office is imminent, after which fund-raising will recommence in earnest.
If you wish to support the project you can go to our 'Donation' page, found under 'About the Foundation', or make a contribution through the purchase of our silver medallions.
The First Batch
The first batch (BATCH 01) of the Brock by Brock commemorative silver coins have been minted and will be dispatched to customers next week. For those that have ordered, thank you and we hope that you enjoy your new treasure; for those that haven't ordered yet, these first medallions will be highly collectable as each one will be uniquely numbered on the accompanying wallet, so if you would like to be in the very short list of owners of BATCH 01 product you should order now..!
Brock Day events
October 13th 2012 saw the commemoration of the bicentenary of the death of Major General Sir Isaac Brock. Events were held in Guernsey and across Canada to mark the occasion. Those in Guernsey included a parade, a church service, the unveiling of memorial plaques and a 15-gun salute from Castle Cornet. Those in Canada included a re-enactment of the Battle of Queenston Heights involving over 950 re-enactors!
The first 20 silver medallions were minted on 29th September 2012, but contained a number of imperfections. We've been adjusting the dies and are currently minting the first batch of 50 for release. As orders come in we will be producing further batches. Each medallion will be supplied with a Batch and Unit number uniquely identifying it. This will be important to protect if purchasers wish to retain and enhance the value of their purchase over time.
September 26th 2012
Welcome to the launch of our website – www.isaacbrock.com
Brock by Brock Minting
September 24th 2012
We were saddened to hear that the operator of the die press
caught his hand in the machine today, just as he was loading the first silver
rounds in to be minted. Our thoughts are
with him as we await news of the extent of damage to his hand.
August 16th 2012
200 years ago today Major General Isaac Brock forced the
capitulation of General William Hull and the entire US Army of the Northwest at
Detroit. Brock had used a combination of
intelligence and cunning to convince the US General that his force of fewer
that 600 British Regulars was over twice that size, and that the great Shawnee
Warrior Tecumseh would bear down on the fort with over 1,000 savage warriors
the moment battle commenced.