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Polar Bear Snow Sculpture Unveiled at Legislature

February 12, 2013 7:54 AM | News

Hudson Polar Bear Sculpture

Assiniboine Park Conservancy CEO Margaret Redmond, Festival du Voyageur executive director Ginette Lavack Walters, Premier Greg Selinger, and sculptor David MacNair admire a snow sculpture to represent Hudson the polar bear on Monday, February 11, 2013. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

Hudson Polar Bear Sculpture

Snow sculptor David MacNair (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

Organizers with Festival du Voyageur honoured newcomer Hudson the polar bear on Monday.

During a ceremony at the Manitoba legislature, a 10-foot snow sculpture was unveiled to resemble the Assiniboine Park Zoo’s newest resident. Hudson, a 15-month-old bear from Toronto, arrived in Winnipeg late last month and will be revealed to the public on Thursday.

Premier Greg Selinger was on hand for the unveiling, as well as David MacNair, one of four artists who worked tirelessly to recreate Hudson’s features in the masterful carving.

Festival du Voyageur runs February 15-24.