Village of Dunrea, Manitoba

Snow Goose (Cabrea)

Snow Goose © October 2000 David YanciwSnow Goose © October 2000 David Yanciw
Built by: Ralph Berg (Cabri, SK)

When Built: 2000

Dimensions:
Weight: 1,250 pounds

Construction Materials:
Fibreglass

Location:
West side of access road on South end of town.

Reason for Building:

In celebration of the Year 2000

Additional Information:

Dunrea's Flea Market Committee got the "big thing" into the town.

There is now a flower bed around it and the community will be edging the flower bed with bricks Spring of 2003. Also, there are now a couple of "golden eggs" which someone mysteriously placed at the statue.

The town had a "Let's name the goose" contest in 2002 and the local judges chose Cabrea (ca-bree-ah), after the Cabri, Sk where the goose was "hatched" and Dunrea, where it has permanently "landed".

It turns to face the North in the Spring and the South in the Fall.

Plaque on pedestal reads:
In celebration of the Year 2000, the Dunrea Flea Market Committee has erected this snow goose sculpture. This sculpture recognizes our geographic location in the central North American Geese Flyway. These geese have been known to migrate through this area since the late 1880's. The hardy snow geese are the most numerous among all breeds that migrate through this area. A popular resting area for migrating geese is at Bone Lake, 3 miles Northeast of Dunrea."

Ralph Berg has created the Prairie Rattlesnake/Western Meadow Lark , Mule Deer , Burrowing Owls , and Ord's Kangaroo Rats , all of which are in Leader, SK, the Prehistoric Bison in St. Louis, SK, the Deer in Biggar, SK, the Antelope and Goose in Cabri, SK, the Pronghorn Antelope in Cereal, AB, Snow Goose in Dunrea, MB, Gilbert the Golf Ball in Gilbert Plains, MB, Bunnock in Macklin, SK the Canvas-Backed Duck in Minnedosa, MB, the Elk in Onanole, MB, Ox in Paradise Hill, SK, the Northwest Mounted Policeman in Redvers, SK, and the Polar Bear in White Bear, SK.

Information Source: Carole Boulet, Plaque on the statue and Saskgolfer.com

Picture Source: DMY

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Created By DMY on November 1, 2000
Last Updated: July 28, 2004