By Richard White, November 21, 2013
Next time you are downtown and between meetings and looking for something fun to do head over to the Centennial Parkade along 9th Avenue from 6th to 5th Street and checkout the Udderly Art Legacy Pasture. Or bring the family down on sunny but cold winter day and enjoy the warmth of the greenhouse-like pasture. It is a great place to just let the little ones run. Weekend parking is just $2.
Here you will not only find a dozen or so fun, funky, quirky cows basking in the sun, but also the history behind one of Canada's biggest and best public art projects. There are several large didactic panels that tell the story of how the project came to being, a well as background on some of the most famous bovine beauties.
You will find some interesting factoids like:
- Did you know that $1,234,896 was raised for 76 local charities?
- Or, that each virgin cow was 54" tall head to hoof and 84" long from nose to tail and weighs 90 pounds.
- How about the fact that 800,000 people visited the website from 36 different countries (that was before iPhones and iPads).
- You can learn more by visiting the pasture which is open 7-days a week and its Free.
Kids will love to have their picture taken with famous beauties like "Jingle Belle" (great christmas card opportunity), Cow Belle with a working Fisher Price musical instrument that kid's can actually play.