Village of Mundare, Alberta

Kielbassa (Sausage) (AKA Kubassa)

Sausage © May 2004 David YanciwSausage © May 2004 David Yanciw
Designer: Bill Papish of Papish Concepts.
Built By: Industrial Fibreglass & Plastics (Edmonton, AB)

When Built: June 8, 2001

Dimensions:
Height: 42 Feet (12.8 Metres)
Weight: 6 tons

Construction Materials:
Fibreglass

Location:
North End of town, west side of Highway 855
Sawchuk Street and 50th Avenue

Reason for Building:

Built in recognition of Stawnichy's Meat Processing, a sausage factory which has been in Mundare for 50 years and is famous for their Keilbassa (Ukrainian sausage).

Additional Information:

The Sausage cost about $120,000 to build and erect. It was four years in the making and was built to withstand 160 km/h winds.

It is surrounded by four flags (Canadian, Alberta, Mundare's, and the Stawnichy Flag).

Information Source: George Babak, "Only in Alberta, you Say?" by Judy Schultz ( Edmonton Journal - June 9, 2001), "A Sausage Ring is Born" by Judy Schultz ( Edmonton Journal - ?, 2001), "The Big Banger" by Shannon McKinnon ( Saturday Night - June 9, 2001).

Picture Source: DMY

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Created By DMY on June 26, 2001
Last Updated: July 2004