Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Barrhead, Alberta

Another stop for the Alberta Icons Roadtrip

The Great Blue Heron is a prominent figure in local lore. The elegant, long-legged bird, often spotted along the shores of local lakes, is the Town's official mascot. A statue of the bird is situated at the corner of 50th & 49 street, next to the community gazebo that marks the town centre.

The Blue Heron, also known as "Aaron the Blue Heron" was built in 1984 by its creator, Trygve Seland. It's constructed of rebar, wire mesh and concrete; is 8' high and is situated on a pedestal that is 4' high.

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