UPDATED NOVEMBER 1, 2018
We are speechless. The second set of art pieces have been returned.
Thank you Kenora and community for sharing the posts and getting the word out.
We received a call this afternoon saying the two were at Anicinabe Park. We picked them up shortly after the call.
Many have asked…yes we will be displaying them again. Stay tuned for announcements!
Heritage Art Pieces Returned Overnight
The City of Kenora is excited to announce two of the four art pieces were returned overnight.
Thank you Kenora! You shared it, you spread the word and – we are in awe of the power of our community! Two of the figures were returned overnight!!
We received a call at City Hall this morning that two of the figures were leaning up against the A & W ball field fence. We immediately sent over a truck to pick them up and they are now in safe storage in a City facility.
This is amazing! We are truly grateful and amazed by the community support for their safe return. The details do not matter. It only matters that we now have two of the four figures and a huge thank you goes out to the public for helping to recover the figures. We had hoped the power of social media and our local media partners would work but we had no idea how quickly the word would spread and how important they truly were to our community! The significance of the pieces for our community shows in the quick response.
To the person or persons who had the art work – thank you for doing the right thing. We are celebrating and will wait to see if the other two appear. In the meantime, we have some plans to make for their permanent display which recognizes the significance they hold to our heritage!
WE CELEBRATE YOU KENORA! You make us proud!