Much like a vessel breaching the waves, to ‘Rise Again’ is a consistent motif in our culture. A determined nature persists here. Like Nova Scotia today, Rise Again represents our resilient nature. It symbolizes the rising through generations, a continuing on through our families and connections here.
Rise Again evokes the same feelings as the words of famed Atlantic Canadians the Rankins, and Stan Rogers. It is a prevalent theme in the music, art and literature that define us. Rise Again is a sacred space within the Queen’s Marque district, intended for reflection and aspiration. Rising out of the water, the form is proud and hopeful, as is our City.
Rise Again is a public space to climb atop and look out over the harbour. It is a ritualistic climb up in homage to past generations that worked hard, and struggled at times, to forge this place. With the daily hustle, the impact of the sea on our lives can be overlooked. Climbing Rise Again to feel immersed and surrounded by salt water will cause one to pause and perhaps appreciate our sea side home.