Goderich, Ontario, Canada: Dutch Liberation Fountain, Big Wooden Shoes

In gratitude for freeing them from the Nazis, the Dutch gave Canada an abstract-but-happy fountain and a big pair of colorfully-painted wooden shoes.

Goderich Visitor Centre

Address:
91 Hamilton St., Goderich, ON, Canada
Directions:
Goderich Visitor Centre. North side of the city. On the northwest corner of Hwy 91/Victoria St. N. and Hamilton St.
Hours:
Visitor Centre open 9-7 Local health policies may affect hours and access.
Admission:
Free
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Dutch Liberation Fountain.

Dutch Liberation Fountain, Big Wooden Shoes

The Dutch-Canadian citizens of Goderich dedicated a water fountain in 1970 on the 25th anniversary of the Dutch liberation from the Nazis. This was their way to show their appreciation to all the Canadians who helped in the victory. The fountain is in front of the Goderich Visitor Centre and resembles four abstract figures holding raised hands. A large pair of wooden shoes is nearby.

[signmanjoe, 08/23/2014]

The big wooden shoes are next to the visitor center's small parking lot, and apparently serve as a step-in photo-op.


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