Winnie the Pooh has Canadian and World War I Link.
So remember our post about Winnie the pooh where I mentioned how it has Canadian Links well now here is a strange twist. The real bear who was donated to London zoo actually was donated by a World War I Soldier “Harry Colebourn”.
He originally bought the bear for $20 dollars and gave him the name “Winnie” for his hometown Winnipeg. Winnie so he can feel closer to home on battle ground. The bear remained with him during the war and served as mascot of the regiment. He was donated afterward to London zoo.
His great grand-daughter Lindsay Mattick has now written a book titled, “Finding Winnie: The True Story of the World’s Most Famous Bear”. Here is a piece that was done by CBC on her and her book on rememberance Day. #RememberThem
(Picture Source: CBC)