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Choose a Name for Melita’s Giant Banana Statue

September 1, 2010 6:08 AM | News

The giant banana statue in Melita, Manitoba, along with the bird in its hand, need names. You can submit your choices until September 30, 2010. (MELITA AREA AND TOURISM COMMITTEE)

The town of Melita needs help naming its 30-foot-tall banana statue that represents the town’s location in southwestern Manitoba’s “Banana Belt” region.

The Melita and Area Tourism Committee launched the “Name Our Banana” contest on Tuesday to help find suitable names for the bright yellow fruit.

Also needing a name is the blue jay that sits in the banana’s right hand with the letters IBA on its shirt, which stands for “Important Bird Area.” The bird was chosen to represent the site for bird conservation in the province.

The giant statue was unveiled on August 7 at the corner of Front Street and Highway 83 as a symbol for the town’s warmer temperatures.

You can submit your choice of names until September 30, 2010.

More information on how to enter is available at MelitaMB.ca.