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Hi Neighbour Sam - Transcona, Winnipeg MB
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Peter and Gloria
N 49° 53.712 W 097° 01.682
14U E 641627 N 5528843
Quick Description: This Figurative Public Sculpture is in the centre boulevard on Regent Avenue West at Chrislind Street in the Transcona area of Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date Posted: 8/14/2012 6:37:52 AM
Waymark Code: WMF329
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
This statue was created in 1968 as the mascot for Trancona's annual Hi Neighbour Festival. He was originally placed near Regent and Lagimodiere to welcome everyone to the Town of Transcona (before it became a suburb of Winnipeg).
In the late 1980's he was refurbished and placed in front of the new Canadian Tire Store where he became "Canadian Tire Guy" (visit link)
In the fall of 2009, quit working for Canadian Tire, got another makeover and resumed his duties and Trancona's Welcoming mascot.

(visit link)
Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Hi Neighbour Sam

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: George Barone

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: Created 1968

Materials used: Fiberglass and concrete

Location: Regent Avenue West at Chrislind Street

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