After 49 superb Spirit Way concrete wolf statues were painted and placed across Manitoba, the 50th wolf will soon roam at Paint Lake Provincial Park this summer. Announcements about the artist and art will be made soon.
The 51st Spirit Way wolf was transported on a low deck truck by Gardewine North. It traveled all the way to Rye, New York, to live at the home of Ivor Elrifi. Along the long route, the howling wolf attracted much attention as many passer-by people took photos and waved at the driver.
Ivor lived in Thompson in the 1970s as a teenager. His family later moved and eventually Ivor made his way to the USA where he now works as a patent lawyer. Ivor has a fondness for his young days living in a small city in the wilderness. Wolf packs roamed the boreal forest around Thompson then as they do now. Having a colourful howling wolf statue on his residential property will be a great reminder of those early years. And probably a great conversation piece in the neighbourhood!
We will have a photo of Ivor’s finished statue later this summer.
The first 49 wolves are part of a Manitoba wide GPS Wolf Hunt. Did you buy your GPS Passport in Winnipeg, Thompson or Churchill to participate in this geocache travel adventure? See the retail outlets listed here…
Click on “A GPS Hunt”.
Now the wolves are going international! As time goes on, there may be others in Minneapolis and Mexico… we are working on it. It would truly become a Wolves Without Borders campaign throughout North America.
If you would like the next Spirit Way wolf, please contact us through the website. See more details here…
Click on “A GPS Hunt” and Contact Us.