The Owl Pole was carved in 1987 by Francis Horne, Sr. It stands 3.7m (12′) in height and is displayed in Charles Hoey Park on Canada Avenue near the Station Street intersection and the E&N Railway Station. It stands in a group of four totem poles.
Carver Francis Horne, Sr. describes the Owl Pole’s meaning as:
“The Owl represents wisdom and is the Horne family crest. The Bear Mother holds her Child and the Bear is a symbol of strength.”
The Bear is a symbol of strength.
In this pole, the Bear is holding her Child.