Massive painting of Queen Elizabeth on display at Winnipeg mall

Starting Friday, Winnipeg's Polo Park Shopping Centre is hosting a massive portrait of the late Queen Elizabeth II. The painting measures three meters by five meters, and takes a crew of 10 to assemble. The giant portrait will be on display at Polo Park for two weeks, where Winnipeggers are invited to stop by and pay their respects.

Winnipeggers may be an ocean away from the memorial activities in the U.K. for Queen Elizabeth II, but for the next two weeks, they can pay their respects to the late monarch by visiting a local icon.

An enormous portrait of the queen that was once a fixture at Winnipeg Jets games and rock concerts in the old Winnipeg Arena is temporarily on display at CF Polo Park mall.

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The five-metre by three-metre painting — which requires a 10-person crew to assemble and install — was taken down from the former home of the Jets in 1999. It has changed hands a few times since, but is currently owned by Ron D’Errico, who said it will go to its ‘final’ home at Impact Security Group, where it’ll be on permanent display after the stint at the mall.


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