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WINNIE "the POOH" is moving !

Posted By: Boyd Kozak · 8/9/2012 10:01:00 AM

WINNIPEG'S children  will want to know  this ...the statue of Lt. Harry Coleburn and his famous bear WINNIE , from  First Wold War fame , has been moved outside .Now , it's become  part of the NEW  Nature Playground ,outdoors at Assiniboine  Park.

Originally unveiled on August 6, 1992, the bronze statue and plaque was donated by the Kinsmen Club of Winnipeg. The  statue was created as a way to permanently commemorate the story of Lt. Colebourn and Winnie the Bear, the forerunner for the children’s storybook character, Winnie the Pooh.Now  it'll be  fully  visible for  the high volumes of  traffic  that enjoy the Playground.Meanwhile  the POOH Gallery , located on the second floor of the Pavilion Gallery Museum, houses the permanent collection of Winnie the Pooh artifacts and memorabilia , including pop-up books, toys and figurines. Prominently located on the feature wall is the famous painting ‘Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Pot’ by Ernest H. Shepard, the original illustrator of A. A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh books. Also a part of the collection is the original signed copy of the book. It's a delightful place  for  children of all ages........love    koz

 

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