A local company that makes furniture and art out of reclaimed materials, is set to make history and raise some money by constructing a unique public sculpture made from hockey sticks.
Wood Anchor is inviting the public to “be a part of Winnipeg hockey history” with their plan to design and build a public sculpture inspired by Canada’s favorite winter sport.
The company is currently collecting wooden hockey sticks to be used in a structure they plan to build at The Forks, while donating money to Manitoba KidSport for every stick they receive.
The sculpture will mimic the shape of snowflakes comprised of old wooden hockey sticks all joined in the centre to a solid Manitoba oak hub; paying homage to the river trail and to hockey as a beloved Manitoba pastime.
To build this structure, Wood Anchor is asking for donations of used hockey sticks and goalie sticks made from wood, broken or not. In return, Wood Anchor will donate $5 per stick to Manitoba KidSport.
The company is hoping the sculpture becomes a Winnipeg icon.
To donate your old wooden hockey sticks, contact Wood Anchor at firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for donations is Fri. Feb. 26.