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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Winnie-the-Bear Statue (Assiniboine Park, Winnipeg)

Located in Assiniboine Park, the statue is of First World War Lieutenant Harry Colebourn playing with his black bear cub, Winnie, named after Colebourn’s adopted home town of Winnipeg. Winnie went overseas with Colebourn and ended up at the London Zoo, where author A. A. Milne incorporated her into his famous Winnie-the-Pooh books. William Epp was the sculptor and it was dedicated on 6 August 1992.

Winnie-the-Bear Statue

Winnie-the-Bear Statue (October 2014)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.87162, W97.23316
denoted by symbol on the map above


Information for this page was provided by The City of Winnipeg’s Planning, Property and Development Department, which acknowledges the contribution of the Government of Manitoba through its Heritage Grants Program.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 26 February 2021

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