Background of the Project
For decades, the cougar has represented Hinton. From Athacat (the Town Mascot) to the actual cougar posing atop the old Welcome to Hinton sign, the cougar has always been part of Hinton
A statue of a cougar has been envisioned for Green Square for years. This amazing work of art would stand out and be seen by the thousands of locals and visitors alike who pass by this busy location each day.
Local woodworker Roger Roy wanted to help make this dream and vision a reality. In 2015 and 2016, Roy worked with the world-famous Timber Kings out of Williams Lake, BC to develop a one-of-a-kind log carving for Hinton.