Today, after bringing so much joy and memories for generations, the historical Carousel is in a damaged, vulnerable state. By adopting a horse, you, your family or your business will be a part of history. Your contribution can be paid over a number of years, and will provide lasting benefits and exposure to future generations.
Donations can be dropped off at either the 55 Plus Centre at 700 River Street or the Community Service Office in Victoria Ville Civic Centre. Cheques should be placed in an envelope and addressed to Chippewa Carousel Restoration c/o Tom Forsythe.
According to renowned, international Carousel restoration specialist, Lisa Parr, Chippewa Park’s C.W. Parker is a very significant carousel as of all the Parker signature design carvings are included on all the Horses.
Ms Parr states, “All the Horses are representative of Parker's best carving designs. Twenty-eight in all, each one is an extraordinarily nice Parker Horse. Sponsoring any Horse–when the animals are finished with new paint and all their jewels–will be a significant and sparkling way to give back to the community.”
In particular, the Dragon Horse, Hunter Horse, Flying Manes, Lion Pelts, and Partial Armored Horses are unique in that there is only one or the carving is spectacular.
It should also be noted that not all the special features are individual. One Horse may have not only the flying mane, but a puppy on the cantle. A flag-cantled Horse is also a partially-armored Horse, and so on.
We have separated the horses into two distinct categories based on Lisa Parr’s analysis and knowledge of the C.W. Parker Carousels.
8 Available for Adoption
The following horses have been described by Lisa Parr as being spectacular.
You can adopt one of these Spectacular Horses for $25,000. Which one would you like your name to be associated with for the next 100 years?
20 Available for Adoption
As Lisa Parr noted, each horse is an extraordinarily nice Parker Horse. Each horse is unique and there is likely one that captures your imagination. Here are the horses available for adoption along with their descriptions:
You can adopt one of these Extra-Ordinary Horses for $20,000. Which one would you like help restore so that generations to come will enjoy the carousel that you grew up on.