Spirit Woods are a cultural hub in Royalwood

Spirit Woods are a cultural hub in Royalwood

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Spirit Woods are a cultural hub in Royalwood
The Lance
June 12, 2013
By: Tanya Misseghers

Shawn Stankewich has been inspired by the Bois-des-Esprits in Royalwood. A master’s of landscape architecture student at the University of Manitoba, Stankewich features the Bois in his program practicum.
With no community club or school in Royalwood, Stankewich found the Bois-des-Esprits represents a neighbourhood hub, where people could gather and connect with the natural beauty.
“It’s one of things that really pushed me to pursue this site as one of my practicum studies”, he says.
Passionate about ecology, design, and education, Stankewich aspires to create landscapes that reflect and interpret natural phenomena within the urban fabric.
Stankewich views Murray Watson’s carvings, including the iconic forest spirit Woody, as an example of incorporating culture into the Bois while maintaining its ecological systems and protecting wildlife habitats…
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/lance/Spirit-Woods-are-a-cultural-hub-in-Royalwood-211095411.html

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