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Beautification group looking to bring giant sturgeon to Sturgeon Falls

A sculpture of a Sturgeon may just find its way to Sturgeon Falls.

Gayle Primeau, the woman behind the town’s beautification group as well as the one who introduced numerous murals over the years to the downtown core, has been fishing as of late.

She caught a 17-foot-long Sturgeon sculpture by a Massey man named Laval Bouchard. Stella Sturgeon, what Primeau named the sculpture, is made with nine propane tanks and has a skeleton inside of it.

Primeau says Bouchard spent a whole year welding and creating the sculpture. In the spring, she hopes to bring it home to downtown Sturgeon Falls.

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“One of my volunteers drives past Massey for his job and told me about the sculpture. He sent me a picture and I thought it was gorgeous and would love to acquire it.” she said.

After speaking with the gentleman and finally settling on a price, Primeau is now looking for help from both her beautification group as well as folks in town in helping raise funds to bring it to Sturgeon Falls.

“So far the community has seen pretty receptive to the idea, which is great,” said Primeau. “We’re really looking forward to bringing it to its new home on King Street.”

It’s the first sculpture Primeau plans to introduce into the municipality, but she says it hopefully won’t be her last.

She adds any monetary donation is appreciated. E-transfers and can be sent to gayleprimeau@outlook.com, and they also accept cash or cheques.

The goal is to exceed $5,000, with $2,200 already raised.

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