This fibreglass statue at McCreary, in the Municipality of McCreary, was created in 1978 by sculptor George Barone. The 5.48-metre, 1,360-kilogram statue was commissioned by the Town of McCreary and McCreary Chamber of Commerce to draw attention to the nearby Mount Agassiz Ski Resort which, in 1979, hosted alpine events of the Canada Winter Games.
Alpine Archie (August 2021)
Source: Jon Whetter
Site Coordinates (lat/long): N50.76880, W99.49358
denoted by symbol on the map above
Memorable Manitobans: Giorgio “George” Barone (1916-1992)
Historic Sites of Manitoba: Mount Agassiz Ski Resort (Riding Mountain National Park)
“18-foot skier ready for McCreary,” Winnipeg Free Press, 31 July 1978, page 4.
McCreary Milestones and Memories II: A History of the Lands, Communities and People of the Municipality of McCreary, Manitoba by McCreary History Book Committee, 2020, page 115.
This page was prepared by Jon Whetter and Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 23 September 2021
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