“The loss of twelve of the sculptures in 2020 was devastating, so we are so pleased to present this new group to join the existing foxes on the trail"
During the devastating spring flood in 2020, twelve fox sculptures from the Miquwahkesis Project were destroyed beyond repair.
In 2021, a call to local Artists was launched to develop designs for 10 new foxes, as well as recommissioning two schools that were part of the original project.
These newly painted foxes are now complete, with three now on display at the Kirschner Family Community Art Gallery at MacDonald Island Park.
In July 2022, they will take their place on the Aboriginal Interpretive Trail.
The sculptures were created by Barbara Madden, Kritsana Naowakhun, Liam Mojique Legault, Liana Wheeldon, Renee Manners, Ruth Perry, Sedef Uzer Prakash, Shannon Whitbread, Sonia Burke-Smith, Vera Fustic, the Fort McMurray Composite High School – Art Teacher Jennifer Noseworthy, and the Holy Trinity High School – Art Teacher Shauna Kelly.
The Aboriginal Interpretive Trail officially opened to the community in fall 2016