Town of Cabri, Saskatchewan

Goose, Antelope and Wheat (2)

Goose © September 2000 David YanciwPronghorn Antelope © September 2000 David YanciwWheat © September 2000 David Yanciw
Designer Goose and Antelope : Ralph Berg (Cabri, SK)
Designer Wheat (2): George Jaegli (Cabri, SK)

Built: September 1997

Dimensions (estimated based on proportion to me):
Antelope : Lifesize?
Antelope height: 8 Feet 4 Inches (2.5 Metres)
Antelope length: 9 Feet 2 Inches (2.8 Metres)
Goose height (wing tip to ground): 24 Feet (7.3 Metres)
Goose wingspan: 12 Feet 10 Inches (3.9 Metres)
Goose length (head to tail): 9 Feet 3 Inches (2.8 Metres)
Wheat height: 13 Feet 4 Inches (4 Metres)

Construction Materials:
Wheat : Welded Scrap metal
Antelope and Goose : Fibreglass over a metal frame

Location:
North side of Railay Avenue, by the hotel

Reason for Building:

The community wanted something symbolic as a display when entering Cabri. The word "Cabri" is said to mean 'antelope' in an aboriginal dialect. Antelope are abundant in the area. Cabri also lies in the flyway of the great Canada goose and the area is a popular spot for hunters both from Canada and the US. Durum wheat is the predominate crop in this area. Thus an antelope, Canada goose and durum wheat stalks are representative of Cabri and surrounding area.

Additional Information:

Both wheat stalks, the goose and antelope are part of the same monument. Here is a picture of all of the statues together. That is me in the foreground.
Cabri Monuments © September 2000 Samson Yee

George Jaegli also created the Chokecherry in Lancer, SK, the Sceptre, SK Wheat and the Taber, AB Corn Stalk .

Ralph Berg has created the Prairie Rattlesnake/Western Meadow Lark , Mule Deer , Burrowing Owls , and Ord's Kangaroo Rats , all of which are in Leader, SK, the Prehistoric Bison in St. Louis, SK, the Deer in Biggar, SK, the Pronghorn Antelope in Cereal, AB, Snow Goose in Dunrea, MB, Gilbert the Golf Ball in Gilbert Plains, MB, Bunnock in Macklin, SK the Canvas-Backed Duck in Minnedosa, MB, the Elk in Onanole, MB, Ox in Paradise Hill, SK, the Northwest Mounted Policeman in Redvers, SK, and the Polar Bear in White Bear, SK.

Information Source: Joy Handwork, Melanie Hnetka, and Allen Etherington

Picture Source: DMY and Samson Yee

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Created By DMY on September 19, 1999
Last Updated: July 24, 2004