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"Giants of the Prairies" is a song by the Canadian polka band the Kubasonics.

It tells the story of the numerous "world's biggest" roadside attractions to be found in Western Canada, especially in small towns populated mostly by Ukrainian Canadians.

Brian Cherwick, the leader of the Kubasonics, has a Ph.D. from the Centre for Ukrainian Canadian Studies at the University of Alberta, titled "Polkas on the Prairies: Ukrainian Music and the Construction of Identity".

List of giant roadside attractions in the PrairiesEdit

Attraction Community Image
World's Largest Badminton Racket St. Albert, Alberta
World's Largest Beaver Beaverlodge, Alberta
World's Largest Bee Falher, Alberta [1]
World's Largest Honey Bee Tisdale, Saskatchewan [2]
World's Largest Blue Heron Barrhead, Alberta
World's Largest Border Markers Lloydminster
World's Largest Bucking Saddle Bronc and Rider, "The Legacy" Ponoka, Alberta
World's Largest bunnock Macklin, Saskatchewan
World's Largest Curling Rock Arborg, Manitoba [3]
World's Largest Coke Can Portage la Prairie, Manitoba
World's Largest Chuckwagon Dewberry, Alberta
World's Largest Dinosaur Drumheller, Alberta
World's Largest Dragonfly Wabamun, Alberta[4]
World's Largest Fire Hydrant Elm Creek, Alberta[5]
World's Largest Animated Grizzly Bear Innisfail, Alberta[6]
World's Largest Geese Hanna, Alberta
World's Largest Golf Tee Trochu, Alberta[7]
World's Largest kubasa Mundare, Alberta
World's Largest Mallard Duck Andrew, Alberta
World's Largest Mosquito Komarno, Manitoba
World's Largest Mushroom Vilna, Alberta
World's Largest Oil Can Rocanville, Saskatchewan[8]
World's Largest Oil Derrick Redwater, Alberta
World's Largest Oil Lamp Donalda, Alberta
World's Largest painting on an easel (reproduction of Van Gogh's Sunflowers) Altona, Manitoba
World's Largest Piggy Bank Coleman, Alberta
World's Largest Putter Bow Island, Alberta
World's Largest Softball Chauvin, Alberta
World's Largest Railroad Spike Hines Creek, Alberta[9]
World's Largest Sundial Lloydminster
World's Tallest Teepee Medicine Hat, Alberta
World's Largest Wagon Wheel and Pick Fort Assiniboine, Alberta
World's Largest Western Boot Edmonton, Alberta
Giant Horse Irricana, Alberta
David Thompson Monument Lac La Biche, Alberta
Giant Pumpkin Smoky Lake, Alberta
World's First UFO Landing Pad St. Paul, Alberta
Giant perogy Glendon, Alberta
Giant Vegreville egg Vegreville, Alberta
Giant potatoes Vauxhall, Alberta
Giant replica of the Star Trek starship USS Enterprise Vulcan, Alberta
Giant gopher Torrington, Alberta
The Happy Rock Gladstone, Manitoba
Canada's Largest Baseball Bat Battleford, Saskatchewan[10]
Canada's Largest Buffalo Wainwright, Alberta
Canada's Largest Dragonfly Wabamun, Alberta
Canada's Second Largest Moose Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Battle between Bear and Swan Swan Hills, Alberta

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "World's Largest Bee". roadsideattractions.ca. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  2. ^ "World's Largest Honey Bee". roadsideattractions.ca. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  3. ^ "World's Largest Curling Rock". roadsideattractions.ca. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  4. ^ "World's Largest Dragonfly". roadsideattractions.ca. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  5. ^ "World's Largest Fire Hydrant". roadsideattractions.ca. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  6. ^ "World's Largest Animated Grizzly Bear". roadsideattractions.ca. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  7. ^ "World's Largest Golf Tee". roadsideattractions.ca. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  8. ^ "World's Largest Oil Can". roadsideattractions.ca. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  9. ^ "World's Largest Railroad Spike". roadsideattractions.ca. Retrieved 2018-05-08.
  10. ^ http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/canada-s-biggest-baseball-bat-arrives-home-in-battleford-1.2738765