A life-size cow statue that has greeted travellers arriving at Charlottetown Airport for greater than a decade has been given the gate.
The beloved bovine, affectionately generally known as Wowie, was located close to the luggage carousel and has been a preferred prop for vacationers snapping pictures of their arrival on P.E.I.
However now not.
In an electronic mail assertion, Charlottetown Airport Authority CEO Doug Newson mentioned the cow needed to go to make room for renovations.
“This challenge, which can present a refreshing new look to the arrivals space, mixed with our capability constraints within the peak the summer season months, sadly meant that it was time for the cow to be relocated from YYG,” he mentioned.
The statue is owned by P.E.I. ice cream maker Cows Inc.
Advertising director Mary Beth Malone mentioned Wowie’s departure has induced an outpouring of affection on social media.
“Individuals from all all over the world have been sharing their reminiscences of how Wowie on the airport was once they realized that they have been on Prince Edward Island, and all the nice reminiscences that that they had seeing her there,” she mentioned.
Wowie has been taken again to the Cows Creamery retailer, whereas firm officers work out a brand new everlasting dwelling for right here, Malone mentioned.
“It is virtually like the top of an period … and it is good to listen to that she has had such a constructive impression.”
It’s MOOving day for Wowie at <a href=”https://twitter.com/flyYYG?ref_src=twsrcpercent5Etfw”>@flyYYG</a> ✈️ <br><br>She’s liked greeting Islanders and guests on the airport over time, however it’s time for her to unfold her wings and MOOve on. Keep tuned for the place she finally ends up subsequent 🐮 <a href=”https://t.co/s467Yp2FQh”>pic.twitter.com/s467Yp2FQh</a>