Wolves in Thompson

URGENT UPDATE TO GEOCACHERS as of June 29, 2009!
Please make these important corrections to your
GPS Wolf Hunt Passport:

Wolf #10 Coordinates: N55 44.468 W097 51.022
Wolf #12 Coordinates: N55 44.029 W097 51.366
Wolf #15 Coordinates: N55 44.637 W097 51.319
Wolf #29 Coordinates:N55 44.029 W 097 51.366
Wolf #30 Coordinates: N55 44.660 W97 52.528

1inco-lucas-wolf-cutout51. Sponsor: Vale
Artist Name:
Jasyn Lucas
GPS Coordinates:
N55 43.998 W097 51.272
Message: Thompson’€™s Wolves Along the Way project proves there are more than one wolf species. Meet Vale Inco’€™s “€œMining Wolf”€, who digs deep in the ground for nickel, a versatile metal used in almost every aspect of our daily lives.
Title:
It’s a secret! (Participate in the Spirit Way GPS Wolf Hunt)
2. Sponsor: Bill Laing2laing-hall-wolf-cutout2
Artist Name: Jan Hall
GPS Coordinates: N55 43.998 W097 51.272
Message: To Loreen: 1942 – 2005
There’™s a very special garden
Where the trees of memory grow
Nurtured by the kindness
And concern that good friends show.
It’s a place of peace and beauty
Where bright new hopes can start
It’s memory’€™s lovely garden
That soothes the hurting heart.
Title: It’s a secret! (Participate in the Spirit Way GPS Wolf Hunt)
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3. Sponsor: Ma Mow We Tak Friendship Centre
Artist Name: Earl McKay
GPS Coordinates: N55 44.378  W097 50.943
Message: Ma-Mow-We-Tak Friendship Centre Inc. will promote and provide culturally sensitive programs and services with the community through empowerment, respect, accountability and leadership. The “Gathering Place€ since 1976
Title: It’s a secret! (Participate in the Spirit Way GPS Wolf Hunt)
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4. Sponsor: MPIC
Artist Name: Earl McKay/NCY
GPS Coordinates: N55 44.378 W097 50.943
Message: Sponsored by Manitoba Public Insurance with artful appreciation to Earl McKay, MPI Thompson staff, Ma-Mow-We-Tak Friendship Centre, the Northern Circle of Youth, and especially their students for their time and dedication to this project.
Title: It’s a secret! (Participate in the “Spirit Way GPS Wolf Hunt“)
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5. Sponsor: MKO/Awassis
Artist Name: Allan Chapman
GPS Coordinates: N55 44.525 W097 50.990
Message: O-nikan-nee(w)(t) is the one of the Cree language equivalents to “€œone who leads”€ or “a leader€.” Strong Leadership always has a clear vision of the future.  “€œFor we do not own the earth, we borrow it from our children.”€ Peace, Love, and Happiness to you and your family.
Title: It’s a secret! (Participate in the “Spirit Way GPS Wolf Hunt“)
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6. Sponsor: Bianchini
Artist Name: Mike O’Toole
GPS Coordinates: N55 44.680 W097 50.533
Message: IN MEMORY OF ROMANO BIANCHINI:
Giving to others was just a start,
For special needs children he gave from the heart.
Also caring for family and friends,
His employees he helped and gave to the end.
A proud business owner with a caring heart
His memory lives on with this piece of art.
Title: It’s a secret! (Participate in the “Spirit Way GPS Wolf Hunt“)
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7. Sponsor: KTC / TCIG
Artist Name: Allan Chapman
GPS Coordinates: N55 44.525 W097 50.990
Message: The star blanket makes sacred whatever it covers, thus representing the sacredness of life and the responsibility placed on the guardian wolf for the people from the four directions. A reminder to all of us to celebrate who we are while respecting what makes us different.
Title: It’s a secret! (Participate in the “Spirit Way GPS Wolf Hunt”)
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8. Sponsor: Nick DiVirgilio
Artist Name : Earl McKay
GPS Coordinates : N55 44.525 W097 50.990
Message: The wolf has a solar panel located on the top of its head to absorb the daily sun’€™s rays. In the evening or when it is dark, Eliodoro’s eyes will light up, giving off a soft glow… a “€œgift of sun”€ for the present and future Thompsonites to enjoy. It will have bright eyes for our future!
Title: It’s a secret! (Participate in the “Spirit Way GPS Wolf Hunt“)
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9. Sponsor: McKay Chev Olds
Artist Name: Jasyn Lucas
GPS Coordinates: N55 44.685 W097 50.501
Message : The wolf is known for its dedication to the €œ”pack”€. This is the same spirit that we live with “œNorth of 55”. McKay GM is proud to be a sponsor of “The Wolves Along the Way”€.
Title: It’s a secret! (Participate in the “Spirit Way GPS Wolf Hunt“)
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10. Sponsor: City Centre Mall
Artist Name: Jasyn Lucas
GPS Coordinates: N55 44.688 W097 51.022
Message: City Centre Mall is downtown Thompson’€s premier shopping mall that serves all of Northern Manitoba. It’s a great place for a break during your Spirit Way walking tour.
Title: It’s a secret! (Participate in the “Spirit Way GPS Wolf Hunt”)
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11. Sponsor: BRHA
Artist Name: Cathy McCrae
GPS Coordinates: N55 44.029 W097 51.366
Message: Wolves live together in unity. Walking together will promote harmony among our cultures and in our spirits. Regular physical activity helps to prevent chronic illness, including heart disease and diabetes. Burntwood RHA encourages families and friends to Walk with the Wolves.
Title: It’s a secret! (Participate in the “Spirit Way GPS Wolf Hunt“)
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12. Sponsor: Medical Advisory Committee
Artist Name: Allan Chapman
GPS Coordinates: N55 44.532  W097 50.682
Message: Dr. Khalid Azzam – Dr. Hisham Tassi – Dr. Lina Azzam – Dr. Ewa Grzywacz – Dr. Kishan Duggal – Dr. Ramzi Asskar – Dr. Majdi Askar – Dr. Adam Amadu – Dr. Nizar Guindi – Dr. Fernando Martinez – Dr. Siham Girgis – Dr. Jurie Botha – Dr. Randy Gesell – Dr. Ismail Sardiwalla – Dr. Anil Pandey – Brenda Dawyduk (Nurse Practioner) – Dr. Allan Rich – Kazimiera Gwozdz (Midwife) – Dr. Arun Sarkar – Dr. Ashraf Mekhail – Dr. Romeo Lanos
Title: It’s a secret! (Participate in the “Spirit Way GPS Wolf Hunt“)
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13. Sponsor: MTS
Artist Name: Monique Rainville
GPS Coordinates: N55 44.742 W097 50.835
Message: From the information highway to Spirit Way, MTS Allstream has walked with Northern Manitobans for many years. We are committed to providing innovative products and services to northern communities, and sponsoring activities – such as this one
that pay tribute to the region’€™s unique cultural heritage.
Title: It’s a secret! (Participate in the “Spirit Way GPS Wolf Hunt“)
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14. Sponsor: Perimeter Air
Artist Name: Anu Fiddler
GPS Coordinates: N55 44.742 W097 50.835
Message: Perimeter Aviation Ltd has been providing safe and reliable transportation to Manitoba communities since 1976. We are committed to serving the people and communities of our Province and are dedicated to being part of the future of the North by improving the lifepir and health of its residents.
Title: It’s a secret! (Participate in the “Sit Way GPS Wolf Search”)
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15. Sponsor: Thompson Inn
Artist Name: Anthony Monias
GPS Coordinates: N55 44.742 W097 50.835
Message: The Thompson Inn was constructed in 1958. It has been and continues to be an integral part of the community’s fabric and Northern experience. We are proud to be part of the Spirit Way initiative. Patty & Manfred Boehm
Title: It’s a secret! (Participate in the “Spirit Way GPS Wolf Hunt“)
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16. Sponsor: Smook Contractors
Artist Name: Earl McKay
GPS Coordinates: N55 44.847 W097 50.800
Message: Our vision is the build the future. But to do so, we must disturb the past. Ever mindful that we must leave things as we find them, so the wolf and his brethern know the earth on which they tread.
Title: It’s a secret! (Participate in the “Spirit Way GPS Wolf Hunt“)
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17. Sponsor: Split Lake First Nation
Artist Name: Jim Wavey
GPS Coordinates: N55 44.858  W097 52.221
Message: Tansi, Ki ta ta mis ka tin nan (Hello and greetings): Welcome from the people of the Tataskweyak Cree Nation. From time immemorial, our people have lived in what is known as Northern Manitoba. We hope you enjoy the Spirit Way walkway and respect the nature that surrounds us. Ka-min-o-key-si-kun-sin (Have a nice day).
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18. Sponsor: Department of Culture, Heritage, Tourism
Artist Name: Dora Brenton
GPS Coordinates: N55 44.898  W097 50.880
Message: The Province of Manitoba recognizes the tremendous value that arts, culture, heritage, tourism, and sport bring to our economy, and to the outstanding quality of life we have. Enjoy our lively festivals and community events, appreciate the ethnic diversity of our people, honour our past, and discover the thriving wealth of sport and fitness activity here in our great province.
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19. Sponsor: Murray Thompson
Artist Name: Jeff Monias
GPS Coordinates: N55 44.898  W097 50.880
Message: Jeff Monias, from Garden Hill, Manitoba, spent much of his early years on the trapline with his family. There he learned to observe and sketch wildlife. An award winning artist, he has earned a Canada wide reputation of excellence.
Title: It’s a secret! (Participate in the “Spirit Way GPS Wolf Hunt“)
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20. Sponsor: Thompson Regional Airport Auth.
Artist Name: Megan Ross & Adriana Leinberger
GPS Coordinates: N55 45.073  W097 50.69
Message: Throughout the history of  Thompson there have been passages; the passage of time and passages through the wilderness. We commemorate the adventurous spirit of the travelers who brought us to this place, allowing us to grow and prosper.
Title: It’s a secret! (Participate in the “Spirit Way GPS Wolf Hunt“)
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21. Sponsor: Corbett, Cibinel Architects
Artist Name: Monique Rainville
GPS Coordinates: N55 44.688  W097 51.022
Message: Corbett Cibinell Architects are designers of the unique Spirit Way display structures and the Burntwood Regional Health Authority’€™s Personal Care Home.
Title: It’s a secret! (Participate in the “Spirit Way GPS Wolf Hunt“)
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22. Sponsor: Calm Air
Artist Name: Jeff Monias
GPS Coordinates: N55 45.073  W097 50.690
Message: A Tribute to the Entrepreneurial Spirit in the North. Calm Air proudly serving as a northern based company since 1962.
Title: It’s a secret! (Participate in the “Spirit Way GPS Wolf Hunt“)
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23. Sponsor: Nelson House Cree Nation
Artist Name: Raymond Francois
GPS Coordinates: N55 45.073  W097 50.690
Message: Mahekun, our brother
We have felt the connection of Spirit. Through your wise and mysterious ways. You have taught us Leadership and Integrity, You have taught us loyalty to family, And commitment to community. Ekosani for teaching us balance through teamwork with a unique vision.
Through your good medicine We have learned that breaking a covenant. Destroys integrity and weakens family structure. Ekosani, brother for your Spirit Way.
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24. Sponsor: Manitoba Hydro
Artist Name: John Henry
GPS Coordinates: N55 45.073  W097 50.690
Message: The wolf symbolizes harmony with nature, and this depiction of Pisew Falls serves as a graphic reminder of Manitoba Hydro’€™s commitment to the environment and to the responsible use of its resources. “€œWhen all else has failed,”  when all hope is gone,  “Mahikan, the forest guardian will guide you to safety.€”
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25. Sponsor: Laurentian Properties
Artist Name: Laurel Hybschmann
GPS Coordinates: N55 44.742  W097 50.835
Message: The Landmark€™ is appropriate to this location, as it marks an ideal spot from which to contemplate the economic evolution of the region:  from water travel that enabled trappers to flourish, to modern infrastructure that supports today’€™s commercial enterprises.
Title: It’s a secret! (Participate in the “Spirit Way GPS Wolf Hunt“)
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26. Sponsor: CEDF
Artist Name: Robert Pasternak
GPS Coordinates: N55 44.525  W097 50.990
Message: Built on trust since 1912, Akman Construction dedicates this wolf to the people of Manitoba. No single person can build a community, and we acknowledge that success is achieved only through the trust and dedication of a team.
Title: It’s a secret! (Participate in the “Spirit Way GPS Wolf Hunt“)
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27. Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce
Artist Name: Jasyn Lucas
GPS Coordinates: N55 44.847  W097 50.800
Message: The Landmark is appropriate to this location, as it marks an ideal spot from which to contemplate the economic evolution of the region: from water travel that enabled trappers to flourish, to modern infrastructure that supports today’€™s commercial enterprises.
Title: It’s a secret! (Participate in the “
Spirit Way GPS Wolf Hunt“)
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28. Sponsor: City of Thompson
Artist Name: Theo Linklater
GPS Coordinates: N55 44.742  W097 50.835
Message: The City of  Thompson, ‘Hub of the North€™, considers ‘Rising Star’ to be symbolic of the City’€™s future prospects; respectful of those who have populated the area for thousands of years, and a legacy for the people of Thompson.
Title: It’s a secret! (Participate in the “Spirit Way GPS Wolf Hunt“)
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29. Sponsor: Akman Contractors
Artist Name: Earl McKay
GPS Coordinates: N55 44.532  W097 50.682
Message: Built on trust since 1912, Akman Construction dedicates this wolf to the people of Manitoba. No single person can build a community, and we acknowledge that success is achieved only through trust and dedication of a team.
Title: It’s a secret! (Participate in the “Spirit Way GPS Wolf Hunt“)
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30. Sponsor: Rotary Club of Thompson
Artist Name: Allan Chapman
GPS Coordinates: N55 44.660 W97 52.528
Message: The Rotary Club of Thompson consists of business and professional leaders dedicated to making our community a better place to live, work, and play. Through our membership in Rotary International we provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.
Title: It’s a secret! (Participate in the “Spirit Way GPS Wolf Hunt”)
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31. Sponsor: Wapanohk School
Artist Name: Ricky Ryan & Students
GPS Coordinates: N55 44.366 W97 50.576
Message: One school, in one community, dedicated to helping raise children in one nation, together, for one world.
Title: It’s a secret! (Participate in the “Spirit Way GPS Wolf Hunt“)
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32. Sponsor: RD Parker Collegiate M.E.W.
Artist Name: Daniel Schwantz. Jasyn Lucas-mentor
GPS Coordinates: N55 44.862 W97 51.970
Message: This wolf is a tribute to our students: past present and future. The success of our students is reflected in the strength of our community, our pride in their achievement, and the realization of their goals.
Title: It’s a secret! (Participate in the “Spirit Way GPS Wolf Hunt“)
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33. Sponsor: Northland Tire
Artist Name: Claudette Cates/Marion McCallum
GPS Coordinates: N55 44.683  W097 51.017
Message: Respect the Elders. Teach the young. Co-operate with the pack. Play when you can. Hunt when you must. Rest in between. Share your affections. Voice your feelings. Leave your mark.
Title: It’s a secret! (Participate in the “Spirit Way GPS Wolf Hunt“)
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34. Sponsor: Meridian Hotel
Artist Name: Diane Scoles
GPS Coordinates: N55 44.386 W97 51.769
Message: The Second Generation represents the struggle of all beings to reproduce and survive. We live in communities so that we may teach our young the strategies needed for survival in hope that they will pass on our way of life from generation to generation.
Title: It’s a secret! (Participate in the “Spirit Way GPS Wolf Hunt“)
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35. Sponsor: Gardewine North
Artist Name: Patrick Ross
GPS Coordinates: N55 43.770 W97 52.113
Message: Gardewine North has provided transportation services to communities in Northern Manitoba for over 50 years. This wolf is a tribute to our customers and employees who have played such an important role in Northern Manitoba’€™s success story.
Title: It’s a secret! (Participate in the “Spirit Way GPS Wolf Hunt“)