Assiniboine Park Relocates Winnie the Bear Statue

Lt. Harry Colebourn and Winnie the Bear statue inside Assiniboine Park Zoo (CITY OF WINNIPEG ARCHIVES)

The Assiniboine Park Conservancy has relocated the Lt. Harry Colebourn and Winnie the Bear statue to make it more accessible to the public.

Once housed in the Kinsmen Discovery Centre inside the Assiniboine Park Zoo, the commemorative statue has made a new home inside the Nature Playground at Assiniboine Park.

“The statue is an important part of Winnipeg’s history and we wanted it to have as much visibility as possible,” said Margaret Redmond, the Conservancy’s president and CEO. “With high volumes of traffic in the Nature Playground, the majority of them being children, it seemed like a natural fit.”

The bronze statue and plaque was unveiled August 6, 1992 and was donated by the Kinsmen Club of Winnipeg.

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