Walking Buffalo (George Mclean)
As both- Chief and Medicine man, Walking Buffalo was a student of nature, a searcher of truth, and a devoted man of faith. His words spoke clearly for people of all nationalities and color.
David Crowchild 1899-1982
Chief of Sarcee First Nations, Crowchild was the "goodwill ambassador" between his peoples and Calgarians. Recognizing the need to preserve his culture and the spirit of his ancestors, David was also very successful at marrying his ideals with modern-day society.
Seven by Donna Wilson
There is a balance both in esthetics and in symbolism to the number seven. I have chosen to create seven nearly identical Bull Trout in a school for The Ranche at Fish Creek. We chose the Provincial fish of Alberta, the Bull Trout for several reasons.
They are native to these waters and have been reintroduced after near extinction. They are now enjoying a comeback with the protection of Wildlife Resources. Anglers can see signs now stating, "No black, put it back," in waters that have been stocked with these handsome fish.
The Artisan Gardens and The Branded Patio at The Bow Valley Ranche in Fish Creek Provincial Park offer an innovative way to create a donor's legacy in perpetuity.
The extremely popular Native Gardens features The Artisan Gardens and Branded Patio, adjacent to the Bow Valley Ranche. A true art gallery in nature, the Gardens are open year-round and comprise 175 works of art by 75 artists.
Well-known Canadian artists Robert Bateman, Vilem Zack, Jeff de Boer, Paul Van Ginkel and Derek Besant have rendered their works in bronzes, mosaics, collages, oil and acrylics.
The bronze sculpture honours the spirit of Pioneer Women was the very first installation of Art in the Native Gardens. It is impossible to imagine the inner strength of these courageous women, who not only coped with the challenges of homesteading but in many cases also had to deal with sadness and grief. These heroic women were truly remarkable individuals who made a lasting imprint in the building of our great Heritage.
Members of Bow Valley Ranche Historical Society felt that some type of memorial should be erected to honor these valiant women with Egg Money being a timeless tribute to these special women. Donations were received from across Canada and the United States in support of Egg Money. These contributions evidenced the widespread respect and admiration held for these pioneer women.
Children of Yesterday
Villem Zach's bronze statue of a woman and her two children is meant to recognize the traditional lands of the Blackfoot and Métis people in this area. The sculpture was unveiled on December 10, 2010.
The woman watches her step carefully as she descends from the hill behind her. One child is by her side, while the other is bundled on her back.
This sculpture is part of the Artisan Corner in the Native Gardens, located in Fish Creek Provincial Park's Bow Valley Ranch area. It was the second bronze artwork to be unveiled
October 17th, 2014
Dedicated in loving memory to the spirit of Mitzie Wasyliw,
co-founder of the Ranche at Fish Creek Restoration Society
"Your passion, dedication, smile and zest for life will remain eternally embedded in my heart - I know you are dancing with the Angels"
Your Loving Soulmate
By Martinez Arts Inc. Tijuana Mexico
Caballo was originally intended to honour William Roper Hull when in 1883 William Roper Hulland his brother, John Roper Hull was driving 1,200 head of horses from Kamloops via the Crowsnest Pass to Calgary. Impressed with the country, they decided to become permanent residents. First securing a contract with the Canadian Pacific Railways to be the sole suppliers of beef to the railway gangs in British Columbia, they quickly expanded their operation until they had a chain of fifteen butcher shops. Needing facilities for finishing cattle for slaughter, they offered to buy the 4,000-acre Government Supply Farm - as the Bow Valley Ranche was then called - for a rumoured price of $30,000.
It took over 3 months to collect over 1,000 horseshoes from local Mexican ranchers to make up Caballo
On the passing of Mitzie Wasyliw, in Oct. 2014 Caballo was dedicated in her honour.
By David Trevelyan
Blackfoot word meaning Receive
This statue was unveiled in Sept. 2017 in paying respect to the Blackfoot Nation and reflecting a very strong spiritual significance to all peoples of the earth.
David Trevelyan was born in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on November 13, 1955. From an early age, David developed a fascination with local Native Indian arts, particularly masks, which he began to carve from wood. He now focusing on the pure design, energy and forms of ethnic design using contemporary expressions, he continues to explore, innovate and build original creations from this seemingly unlimited reservoir.