Gold Star Town of Spiritwood, Saskatchewan

Wolf

Wolf - Town of SpiritwoodWolf - John Bissett
Designer: Ness Creek Studio (Big River, SK)

When Built: 1998

Dimensions:
Height: 5 Feet (1.5 Metres)
Weight: 1000 Pounds

Construction Materials:
Concrete

Location:
North side of Highway 3 (at the end of Main Street?)

Reason for Building:

It was an idea from the Chamber of Commerce and was built to help give the town of Spiritwood an identity (being close to the north and the wild).

Additional Information:

Normally wolves howl while standing. This wolf is seated on its hind legs and howling to represent Spiritwood setting itself apart from the rest.

The white rock was moved into town from a nearby farm. One First Nations elder has called it a symbolic white buffalo rock and it holds special meaning.

Information Source: Town of Spiritwood and Melanie Hnetka

Picture Source: Town of Spiritwood and John Bissett

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Created By DMY on November 21, 1999
Last Updated: September 18, 2002