The Alberta Children’s Hospital in Calgary Alberta commissioned Carole to make a presentation plaque to be used as as a recognition gift to those who have served the hospital in some way. To be cast in “cold cast bronze”, they are mounted on a walnut plaque which will hold an engraved tag with recipient’s contribution thereon. The image contains, in low-relief, a teddy bear wearing a cowboy hat and holding a stethescope. The largest element, the bear , represents the children, the hat represents the support and shelter of the City and University of Calgary and the stethoscope represents the staff. The bolo tie which bears the logo of the hospital echos the families and the “ties that bind”. The image is framed with a “hand-tooled” rope border. Having been involved with the hospital from the blue print stage, Carole and Rick have contributed many artworks to the Alberta Children’s Hospital and to the Flames House Hospice with the hope that they make the environments a nicer place to be. For a custom recognition program for your hospital contact the artist.