Town Mascots

In July 2016, my family drove from Winnipeg to Bakers Narrows, Manitoba. Bakers Narrows is a small town north of The Pas and somewhere south of Flin Flon.

Along the way, I captured some images of town mascots.

The white horse at St. Francois Xavier. Created by Winnipeg sculptor George Barone, the statue commemorates an Aboriginal legend.

Happy Rock for the town of Gladstone. You get it, right?!

Swan River has an elegant… well, swan. Of course!

flin-flon  flin-flon-sign
And the town of Flin Flon has the fictional character, Josiah Flintabbatey Flonatin from the novel, The Sunless City by Preston Muddock.


About Suzanne Costigan

Author of Empty Cup, a contemporary, social issues based young adult novel.

Posted on January 26, 2017, in Artwork, Favourite Photos, Travel and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. I love those sculptures. Happy Rock always make me smile. Wayne Arthur (Wayne Arthur Gallery) did several large mascots before he passed in 1999. Here’s a link to his work:

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  2. That’s really cool, Gabe. Thanks for sharing that information and link!


  3. Isn’t it great when you travel the road and come across the huge mascots. You can’t help stopping for that photo op.


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