Town of Govan, Saskatchewan

Whooping Crane (Walter)

Whooping Crane © November 1999 David Yanciw
Designer: Mervin Prychak of M & S Concrete Ornaments (Wynyard, SK)

When Built: April 1987

Dimensions:
Height: 20 Feet (6.1 Metres)
Wingspan: 21 Feet (6.4 Metres)
Weight: 1,200 pounds (544.3 Kilograms)

Construction Materials:
Fibreglass and steel

Location:
Southeast edge of Town on Highway 20

Reason for Building:

A tribute to the 100th Anniversary of the Oldest Bird Sanctuary in North America, on Last Mountain Lake.

Additional Information:

Mervin Prychak also created the Goose in Quill Lake, SK and the Bucking Horse and Rider in Sturgis, SK.

The monument had been vandalized as this picture shows. Its head was broken off (it is supposed to be on the left side in this picture).

Information Source: Optimist Club of Govan Inc.

Picture Source: DMY

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Created By DMY on December 14, 1998
Last Updated: August 29, 2001