Stompin' Tom Bronze Sculpture

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Hello out there! Join in our tribute to Stompin’ Tom Connors! Our Sudbury group is commemorating this true Canadian voice with a life-sized bronze sculpture.
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We Love Stompin' Tom!

We’re a non-profit group of ordinary folks, from the land of Sudbury Saturday Night, and huge Stompin’ Tom fans.  Our goal is simple:  We want to honour Stompin’ Tom Connors with a life-sized, bronze statue in downtown Sudbury, Ontario, near arts and hockey venues.

And we hope to say that Canadians participated, from every city and town in Canada, coast to coast!

We’ve already raised more than 20% of our $50,000 goal locally, and we’re going to have some pretty lively fundraisers here in Sudbury.  But, Stompin’ Tom belonged to all of Canada.  He sang OUR stories, from the legend of Big Joe Mufferaw to the devotion of Hockey Moms across the land. He was authentic and raw, and we miss this true Canadian voice.

A local sculptor, Tyler Fauvelle (see photo, above), has finished sculpting the life-sized artwork in clay. It's now at the foundry, for casting in bronze.

Please join in...When the sculpture’s unveiled, we want to say: Hello there!  And thanks to people from every city and town in Canada!


How do we thank you for your contribution?

We’ve designed a special logo, exclusively for buttons, T-shirts and plaques, so that you can proudly show you participated in paying tribute to Tom...Show off  your T-shirt at the next sporting event or concert you go to!  Get your office buddies together, and earn a plaque for the coffee room...If your Mom spent years taking you to hockey and cheering for you in a cold arena, play the Hockey Mom song for her, and give her a button!  (And a hug!)

If you send $10, we’ll know you’re thinking of Stompin’ Tom, and we promise to tip a hat to his statue in your honour. (There’ll be a photo on our Facebook page.)

For something really special...The artist, Tyler Fauvelle, created a limited edition art resin sculpture exclusively for this project.  Tyler says that the artwork, called “Dear Canada”, is inspired by the final letter Tom Connors wrote to his fans.  The edition is limited to 45, and is not for sale.  We’re sending them as a “thank you” to those who contribute at least $500 ($425 for you Early Birds) to this commemoration.  Each piece is numbered, and comes with a commemoration certificate of authenticity, signed by the artist.  “Dear Canada” measures 8” high, and is hand-finished in verdigris.

 “Stompin’ Tom’s music was inspired by the vivid beauty of our country, and he sang the extraordinary stories of ordinary people. The guitar stock in the sculpture bends toward the flames of the maple leaf, forming a heart-space, and representing the passion of the patriotic torch Tom held before our eyes, and hoped we would keep ablaze.  Tom Connors loved Canada, and it’s as simple – and as complicated – as that.  The verdigris finish suggests legacy, and a certain roughness, because Tom’s road was rarely easy. His famous hat is represented here, of course, resting by the guitar – close to the music, where it belongs.”

  Tyler Fauvelle

Tyler is donating thirty-five of the limited edition to this Indiegogo campaign, and encourages all of Stompin’ Tom’s friends to help with this tribute – please pass the word along!

Give them something to talk about!  Come to the unveiling! No kidding – check out the $3,000 and $5,000 Touring packages.  We’d be so glad to see you, friends.  

Are you not too far from Sudbury, and do you like a great party? Well, for $200 ($175 for the Early Birds), you get a special invitation to the unveiling, and to the Sudbury Saturday Night unveiling party at the famous Townehouse here in Sudbury.  If you want us to, we’ll introduce you at the party, and present you with a T-shirt and a button. (We’re working out the details, but you’ll have at least one month’s notice.)  

Thank you for being a part of Tom’s “Stompin’ Ground”!


Other Ways You Can Help

Help us spread the word - follow us, like us and share us.

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Also if you want to get involved in other ways, we’d be so glad to hear from you!  Please drop us a line at stompintomcommemorative@gmail.com

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$1,710CAD
raised in 2 months
7% funded
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$25,000 CAD goal
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This campaign ended on April 16, 2014
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  • $10CAD
    Tip of the Hat

    Thanks for the help, one of the committee members will tip a hat at Tom for you once he's in place.

    4 out of 1000 claimed
  • $25CAD
    Button proud

    We're going to send you a commemorative button

    4 out of 250 claimed
    Estimated delivery: May 2014
  • $50CAD
    T-shirt Proud

    We're going to send you a commemorative T-Shirt and throw in a button because you are awesome.

    10 out of 250 claimed
    Estimated delivery: August 2014
  • $150CAD
    Thank-You Plaque

    Thank-You Plaque, with exclusive logo Plaque thanking you (or name of your choice) for stepping up, and helping us honour Stompin’ Tom. Don’t forget to tell us where you’re from!

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    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $175CAD
    Sudbury on a Saturday Night EB

    *Early Bird Not far from Sudbury, and love a great party? Then we’ll send you a special invitation to the unveiling, and to the unveiling party at Sudbury’s famous Townehouse (where “Sudbury Saturday Night” was born, of course!) We’ll introduce you to the crowd (if you want us to), and present you with a T-shirt and a button. (We’ll give you at least one month’s notice – we’re working out the details...Stomp!) Will someone buy you a drink? No doubt!

    1 out of 10 claimed
  • $200CAD
    Sudbury on a Saturday Night

    Not far from Sudbury, and love a great party? Then we’ll send you a special invitation to the unveiling, and to the unveiling party at Sudbury’s famous Townehouse (where “Sudbury Saturday Night” was born, of course!) We’ll introduce you to the crowd (if you want us to), and present you with a T-shirt and a button. (We’ll give you at least one month’s notice – we’re working out the details...Stomp!) Will someone buy you a drink? No doubt!

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  • $500CAD
    Limited Edition Sculpture

    Something special! Sculptor has created an art resin piece (8” high), exclusively for those who contribute to this commemoration; sorry, it’s not for sale. Limited edition of 45, each piece numbered. Comes with commemoration certificate of authenticity, signed by the artist. Symbolic work, inspired by the letter Stompin’ Tom left for his fans.

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    Estimated delivery: June 2014
  • $3,000CAD
    The Touring Special

    Give them something to talk about! Come to the unveiling! Flight for 2 from anywhere Porter flies. We’ll put you up at a nice hotel, treat you to dinner, and invite you to the unveiling and to the Sudbury on a Saturday Night unveiling party, where you’ll be our special guest. We’ll introduce you to the crowd (if that's OK), and present you with a T-shirt and a button. The crowd will stomp for you!

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  • $3,000CAD
    The Touring Special *Bonus

    Give them something to talk about! Come to the unveiling! Flight for 2 from anywhere Porter flies. We’ll put you up at a nice hotel, treat you to dinner, and invite you to the Sudbury on a Saturday Night unveiling party, where you’ll be our special guest. PLUS we’ll introduce you (if that's OK), and present you with a Limited Edition sculpture, created exclusively for this commemoration. We’re reserving edition numbers 6 – 10 just for you! You’ll get a T-shirt and a button, too.

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  • $5,000CAD
    Believe in your Country

    Flight for 2 from any major Canadian city*. Hotel, dinner incl; our guest at unveiling and at Sudbury Saturday Night party.Your name on the commemorative plaque and booklet. We’ll dedicate a song to you; you’ll get a T-shirt and button! When was the last time you were so celebrated? (*Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Halifax, Winnipeg, St. John’s, Quebec City, Saskatoon, Regina, Fort McMurray)

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  • $5,000CAD
    Believe in your Country *Bonus

    Flight for 2 from any major Canadian city*. Hotel, dinner incl; our guest at unveiling and at Sudbury Saturday Night party.Your name on the commemorative plaque and booklet.PLUS we’ll present you with a Limited Edition sculpture, created only for this tribute. Ed. 1 - 5 reserved for you. We’ll dedicate a song to you; you’ll get a T-shirt and button! (*Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton, Ottawa, Halifax, Winnipeg, St. John’s, Quebec City, Saskatoon, Regina, Fort McMurray)

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