The Giant Awakes

During a recent trip to Thunder Bay, I took some time to visit the city’s art gallery. In addition to an exhibit of the extraordinary works of Norval Morrisseau, I was totally surprised and delighted to see several paintings done by grade school children of the Sleeping Giant. Not only was the artwork vibrant and colourful, but each painting was accompanied by a story.

On one panel we see the Giant walking over to take a shower at nearby Kakabeka Falls. In another, a newspaper headline exclaims that the “Giant is missing” and no one knows where he has gone.

While the geological story of the Giant is fascinating, it cannot compare to the creativeness and truly fantastic imagination of a child.

If you are in the lakehead city, don’t miss this exhibit called The Awakening Rock. It runs until June 8. Go to

Gary Forma – Ontario Parks

Learn more about visiting Sleeping Giant Provincial Park.