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Inukshuk, Northwest Territories Pavilion - Vancouver, B.C.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
N 49° 17.124 W 123° 08.587
10U E 489592 N 5459192
Quick Description: This large Inukshuk sculpture was commissioned by the Government of the Northwest Territories to be displayed outside their pavilion at Expo '86 - The World Exposition on Transportation and Communication. It was later given to the city of Vancouver.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 12/12/2007 12:11:14 PM
Waymark Code: WM2R75
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Firefrog69
Views: 121

Long Description:
The following description of this sculpture is given on a plaque near the piece on English Bay Beach:
This ancient symbol of the Inuit culture is traditionally used as a landmark and navigational aid and also represents northern hospitality and friendship. Constructed of grey granite by Alvin Kanak of Rankin Inlet, this monument was commissioned by the Government of the Northwest Territories for its Pavilion at EXPO '86 and later given to the city of Vancouver. In 1987 the Inukshuk was moved to this site and sponsored as a gift to the City by Coast Hotels & Resorts through the Vancouver Legacies program.
Original Name of Structure (during fair): Inukshuk

Current Name of Structure: Inukshuk

Architect/Designer: Alvin Kanak

Fair Name: EXPO '86

Location: Vancouver, Canada

Year of Fair: 1986

Theme of Fair: Transportation and Communication

Website Proof: [Web Link]

Website Reference: Not listed

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