They hang out on the grounds of the Manitoba Legislature and were enjoying the late evening sun when I stumbled upon them.
All of them were missing their name plates.
But, although faded, and a bit dirty, you could still get an idea of their design
At one time, they were part of a fundraising display for CancerCare.
62 of these 7 foot, 8,000 pound concrete bears were each sponsored by a corporation who was matched with an artist. They were then on display here and along the tree lined median of Broadway, thus the name Bears on Broadway (link where you can see pictures and names of all the bears)
The bears looked a little sad, I thought, in spite of their artistic, colourful coats.
This one I could guess was called Loony Bear
combining two Inuit words - Nanook for polar bear and Inukshuk, a directional guide for a safe journey made of stacking stones.
The other bears have made a journey to various parks and gardens around Winnipeg.
I'm sharing this short journey with Jo for Monday Walks