Gold Star Town of Leader, Saskatchewan

Burrowing Owls

Burrowing Owls © September 2000 Samson YeeBurrowing Owls © September 2000 David Yanciw
Designer: Ralph Berg (Cabri, SK)

Built: 1997

Dimensions:
Unknown

Construction Materials:
Fibreglass

Location:
Northwest corner of Fourth Avenue and First Street West, in front of the senior's home.

Reason for Building:

Tourist Attraction, created for Leader and District Tourism.

Additional Information:

Species depicted are unique to SW Saskatchewan and the Leader Area. Burrowing Owls are endangered.

That is me in the first picture. Here is one that provides a close up of one of the owls.
Burrowing Owls © September 2000 Samson Yee

The Town of Leader also features three other monuments by Ralph Berg:

Mule Deer
Mule Deer
Ord's Kangaroo Rats
Ord's Kangaroo Rats
Meadow Lark
Rattlesnake, Cactus
and Meadow Lark

The Town also features four other monuments:

Woodpecker Sign
Redheaded Woodpecker
Old and New
Man and Child (Old and New)
Ferruginous Hawk
Ferruginous Hawk
Sturgeon
Sturgeon

Ralph also created the Prehistoric Bison in St. Louis, SK, the Deer in Biggar, SK, the Antelope and Goose in Cabri, SK, the Pronghorn Antelope in Cereal, AB, Snow Goose in Dunrea, MB, Gilbert the Golf Ball in Gilbert Plains, MB, Bunnock in Macklin, SK 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 White Bear in White Bear, SK.

Information Source: Leader & District Tourism Committee and Melanie Hnetka

Picture Source: Samson Yee and DMY

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Created By DMY on August 18, 1999
Last Updated: July 28, 2004