Historic Sites of Manitoba: Giant Mosquito Monument (Komarno, RM of Rockwood)

A stone and metal monument of a large mosquito at Komarno, in the Rural Municipality of Rockwood, was designed and built between 1984 and 1986 by artist Marlene Magnusson Hourd to commemorate the name of the community, a Ukrainian word that means “lots of mosquitos.” The sculpture was unveiled in October 1986.

Giant mosquito monument at Komarno

Giant mosquito monument at Komarno (April 2017)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.50594, W97.25228
denoted by symbol on the map above


“Village name inspires statue,” Interlake Spectator, 29 February 1984, page 1.

“Teulon,” Stonewall Argus / Teulon Times, 8 October 1986, page 28.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 12 May 2024

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