Town of Canora, Saskatchewan

Ukrainian Girl (Lesia)
Ukrainian Welcome Statue

Young Girl - Janice HowattYoung Girl © August 1999 David Yanciw
Designer: Nicholas and Orest Lewchuk
(father and son)

When Built: 1980

Dimensions:
Height: 24.9 Feet (7.6 Metres)

Construction Materials:
Fibreglass?

Location:
East side of Highway 9 off of Barschel Avenue

Reason for Building:

Additional Information:

Plaque on the base reads:

"Welcome - Veetayemo
This traditional welcome with the bread and salt to all visitors is a universal custom and practice among Ukrainians and most Eastern European people, whose descendants have settled throughout Canada.

To commemorate the 75th Anniversary of the Province of Saskatchewan and the Town of Canora, this symbol has been erected through the efforts of the Canora Chamber of Commerce, the Town of Canora, the Province of Saskatchewan and many other organizations and individuals.
Canora Welcome Statue Committee"

Pictured along with the statue in the first photo are the photographer's children Jenny and Drew... I don't know the guy in the other photo.

Information Source: Town of Canora and "Here and There"

Picture Source: Janice Howatt and DMY

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Created By DMY on September 24, 1998
Last Updated: September 30, 2002