WINNIE "the POOH" is moving !
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