Winnie the Pooh Plaque StolenJune 14, 2010
A plaque in Northern Ontario, Canada commemorating the community of White River belief that it is the home of Winnie the Pooh has gone missing. According to reports filed by the Ontario Provincial Police the bronze plaque was forcibly removed from the stand it rested on, the stand is made out of wood.
Engraved on the plaque is the history of Winnie the Pooh and his relationship to this community, which is located some 300 kilometres from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont.
The original Winnie was a black bear cub whose mother was killed by a hunter and taken to White River after being orphaned. Lt. Harry Colebourn bought the bear cub and named it Winnipeg. When Colebourn had to move to England he took Winnipeg with him, later when he had to move to France he left Winnipeg at the London Zoo.
It was at this London Zoo that author A. A. Milne and his son Christopher first saw Winnie and would later become the inspiration for all the wonderful stories and books A. A. Milne wrote.
If anyone has information about the missing plaque then call 1-888-310-1122 immediately.