Town of Maidstone, Saskatchewan

Canola Plant
(Rapeseed Plant)

Canola Plant - © June 2004 David YanciwCanola Plant - © June 2004 David Yanciw
Designer: Ralph Warman (Kindersley, SK)

When Built: 1975

Dimensions:
Height: 18 Feet (5.5 Metres)
Length: 8 Feet (2.4 Metres)
Width: 4 Feet (1.2 Metres)

Construction Materials:
Metal and Fibreglass

Location:
South side of Highway 16 in middle of town.

Reason for Building:

Ralph Warman, a welder by trade, was also president of the Chamber of Commerce. He felt the public wanted a monument to identify Maidstone.

Additional Information:

Mr. Warman built the monument on a volunteer basis and the Chamber of Commerce paid for the materials.

The Town has plans to restore it but not for several years as there is a proposed plan for the Highway to be twinned in the next few years which would have the structure moved to a different site. Here is how it looked in 1999:
Canola Plant - Carol Soles

Information Source: Bernice Swanson of the Town of Maidstone

Picture Source: DMY and Carol Soles

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Created By DMY on September 17, 1999
Last Updated: July 21, 2004