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Hot Attraction: Decoding Art

The Terry Fox Statue, which stands on Wellington St. across from Parliament Hill.

Have you ever wondered what gave Terry Fox the idea to run across Canada? Or why Peacekeepers wear blue helmets and berets? If you have a smart phone, the answers are right at your fingertips. The National Capital Commission’s award-winning Decoding Art program gives a new dimension to national monuments and public art in Ottawa. Multimedia clips explain the history and significance behind some of the city’s most visited memorials. To access the clips, just download a QR code reader (offered free by many providers) and scan the QR codes from the Decoding Art signage near the monuments.

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