City of Edmonton, Alberta

Peace Dove

Peace Dove - George Babak
Designer: Eddie Williams

Built: 1984

Dimensions:
Wingspan: 56 Feet (17 Metres)
Weight: 5 tons.

Construction Materials:
Steel - diameter ss 16" tapering to 6" at the wing tips.

Location:

Reason for Building:

It was erected for the visit to Edmonton of Pope John Paul II

Additional Information:

It was originally built near Namao (North Edmonton) on a farmer's field as an outdoor religious cathederal. The Catholic School's society adopted it and moved it in 1988.

There is a time capsule there to be opened when the organization becomes 200 years old (2088).

For the Papal Mass the Dove was covered with 22oz vinyl fabric.

Edmonton also features:

Cowboy Boot
Cowboy Boot
Baseball Bat
Baseball Bat

Information Source: Paul Couillard and George Babak

Picture Source: George Babak

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Created By DMY on February 18, 2001
Last Updated: July 21, 2004