N ha-a-tik – Ogopogo - Vernon, British Columbia
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N 50° 15.639 W 119° 16.254
11U E 338140 N 5570078
Quick Description: Come with us and visit the murals of Vernon: There are currently 27 murals and featured is N ha-a-tik – Ogopogo #B27 in the walking tour guide available at the visitor's centre.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 9/3/2014 3:17:16 PM
Waymark Code: WMMD7R
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 4

Long Description:
Ogopogo, known to the First Nation people as N'Haatik: the Snake of the Lake. Legends were handed down from father to son about the monster whose home was between Squally Point and Rattlesnake Island. He had to be appeased or he would churn the waters in fury.

Archival records of the existence of the Ogopogo date back to 1872.

All the murals are well done paying tribute to the artist's talent and creativity for any passersby to enjoy.

The murals are numbered and we will showcase
#B27 – N ha-a-tik – Ogopogo

N ha-a-tik – Ogopogo

Best viewed from Polson Park

Okanagan Lake’s mysterious lake monster is world renowned. This mural was designed by using actual underwater photographs of Okanagan Lake, and merging them with First Nations legends and written accounts that describe the lake monster. Reports of Ogopogo date back to the 1860s. There have been many sightings and photos of the monster, but as yet, no physical confirmation of its existence.

Lead Artist: Michelle Loughery

Contributing Artists:
Leah Bernhardt
Anita Dekok
Shelley Dove
Allison Florence
Jaime Hall
Cyan Kregosky
Meghan Lee
Amber Murnane
Kim Neuhaus


From the N ha-a-tik – Ogopogo

The Downtown Vernon Association has invested considerable resources into the creation of the 27 amazing works of art that grace our downtown buildings. These murals depict the history, culture, scenery, and folklore that made Vernon what it is today.

The mural project was a multi-year collaborative effort that included youth employment, revitalization, and heritage conservation strategies.
From the Downtown Vernon Murals

 N ha-a-tik – Ogopogo

City: Vernon

Location Name: Polson Park for best viewing

Artist: Michelle Loughery

Date: Unknown

Media: Painted on stucco wall

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
Please give the date and description of your visit. One original photo of the mural must also be submitted. GPSr photo NOT required.
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