Print pagePDF page

Harry Colebourne and Winnie

Harry Colebourne and Winnie

On 24 August 1914 (Captain) Harry Colebourn, a Canadian soldier and veterinarian,  made a pit stop at the train station in White River, Ontario where he bought a bear cub and named her ‘Winnie’ after his hometown of Winnipeg.

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the inspiration behind Winnie the Pooh, Ryerson University  will host a new exhibition this fall, Remembering the Real Winnie: The World’s Most Famous Bear Turns 100.

The exhibition, hosted by the Ryerson Image Centre and sponsored by Scotiabank, will open to the public on 6 November and appear until 7 December 2014. Numerous historic items from the Colebourn Family Archive will be on view, including photographs and ephemera such as diaries, letters, newspaper clippings and a full veterinary kit from the period, which will be shared with the public for the very first time.

 

For more information, please view these attachments:

Winnie Anniversary Press Release

Fact Sheet

 

 



This article was made possible by the hard work of our staff and especially our student-volunteers. Please consider supporting our work by clicking here.

Posted by:

LCMSDS

Leave A Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked (required):

Contact Information

Matt Baker, Senior Research Associate and Centre Coordinator
[email protected]
(519) 884-0710 ext. 2080

Mailing Address
LCMSDS
Wilfrid Laurier University
75 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON, Canada
N2L 3C5

Physical Address
232 King St. N. Waterloo, ON

Business Hours
Monday to Friday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday to Sunday: Closed

Categories

Back to Top