B.C. man creates giant puppet to commemorate famous East Kootenay elephant

This September, a new performing arts festival will take place in B.C.’s East Kootenay. Named after a well-known elephant, the ‘Ed Fest’ will be a celebration of history. 

Cranbrook artist Marcel Dou Roig is working to bring the story of Charlie Ed the elephant back to life. Charlie Ed escaped from the circus in 1926 and was on the run for six weeks. 

Dou Roig has created a giant four-by-five metre elephant puppet that will roam the streets of the city, like Ed. 

“For me, Ed represents the freedom and the art that we all have inside us, the artistic vein, if you will,” said Dou Roig. 

WATCH | B.C. artist shows off his giant

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