read initiative logo

The READ Initiative logo is a stylized representation of the sculpture by David Fels entitled “Sailing Though Time”.

Created by David Fels on behalf of his children, Cymbria, Arthur, Anastasia and Fanouria; the theme of the sculpture depicts that in life, just as in sailing, we cannot always control what happens as we cannot predict the wind, but we can use it to our best advantage.

“Sailing Through Time” began as a partnership between Carleton University, David Fels and the City of Ottawa as a lasting memorial to Ottawa’s 200+ year old Brighton Beach Oak in recognition of the 25th anniversary of Rick Hansen’s Man in Motion World Tour. It is a statement of ongoing commitment by Carleton University to accessibility and a more inclusive society.