Tony Weisman, July 2009, in front of a sculpture named La Viurière by
Arnoldin Hébert Purdy, 1995
Yesterday went for the second time to le Musée de la Civilisation and walking back afterwards to catch bus for returning to le quartier St. Roch and la bibliothèque Gabrielle Roy, I find the plaque which names and dates this piece of sculpture.
I've not been able to find a meaning for La Viurière, but there's a picture with the plaque of an early sailing vessel with its prow bearing a figure like this. I'll keep searching for the word in old dictionaries.