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Canora, Saskatchewan, Canada: World's Tallest Ukrainian Lady

25 feet tall, "Lesia" displays the traditional Slavic greeting of bread and salt.

Norway Rd, Canora, SK, Canada
On the east side of Hwy 9/Norway Rd, just south of downtown, and midway along where Hwy 5 veers north/south before heading east/west.
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World's Tallest Ukrainian Lady

Canora is nestled into the junction of highways No. 5 and 9 in east-central Saskatchewan. Centrally located on the corners of four adjacent rural municipalities, the community is home to approximately 2,000 residents and draws upon a substantial trading area.

"Ca-No-Ra", which became a village in 1905 and was incorporated as a town in 1910, was named using the first two letters of Canadian Northern Railway. Everyone entering the community from the east or south is greeted by "Lesia," a 25-foot statue dressed in a traditional Ukrainian costume. Located along Norway Road, she displays the traditional Slavic greeting of bread and salt.

A CN Station House Museum, traditional Ukrainian welcome statue, Ukrainian Heritage Museum and fully-restored Ukrainian Orthodox church, officially designated a heritage site, recognize and preserve the community's diverse heritage.

[Nat, 02/02/2008]

The Lady was built by Ukrainian immigrant Nicholas Lew'chuk in 1980, when he was 84 years old. He liked to be called "Professor," and for years he ran a traveling Saskatchewan circus and freak show.

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