Killer whale eco-statue to be planted in Coquitlam

An eco-sculpture built two years ago for Canada 150 will be planted this spring at Coquitlam Town Centre Park.

An eco-sculpture built two years ago for Canada 150 will be planted this spring at Coquitlam Town Centre Park.

The living public artwork was constructed by two city gardeners as the B.C. entry to the MosaiCanada 150/Gatineau 2017 horticultural event.

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Kathy Reinheimer, Coquitlam’s parks manager, said the piece — resembling Bill Reid’s killer whale statue, Chief of the Undersea World, which is on display at the Vancouver Aquarium — was returned home last fall. It will go into the ground, on the west side of Lafarge Lake, with santolina, she said. 

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