The Volunteers/Les Bénévoles
The Volunteers/Les Bénévoles sculpture honors the work of thousands of women who volunteered during the Second World War. Three figures represent an African Nova Scotia canteen worker with her tray (left), an older woman with her Mi’kmaw basket containing knitting (right) and a young girl with her wagon piled with salvage items (foreground). Outside! specified a concrete brush finish to mimic the nine-block quilt pattern, representing thousands of ‘comfort quilts’ by volunteers and sent overseas.