Winnie the Pooh movie planned

Harry Colebourn with Winnie the bear - Salisbury Plain. Alternate.

Winnipeg, or Winnie, is a black bear adopted by Canadian Regimental Veterinarian Harry Colebourn in 1914 and named after his hometown in Manitoba. Winnie accompanied Colebourn when he was shipped to England for service in World War One and became the beloved mascot of the Canadian Army Veterinary Corps before going to live at the London Zoo when Colebourn shipped out to France. Winnie attracted many fans at the zoo, including A.A. Milne’s son Christopher Robin. And the rest is history. On Saturday, June 10, the Pennsylvania Military Museum will present a lecture and movie, “The Bear that Inspired Winnie the Pooh,” at 1:30 p.m. at its location at 51 Boal Ave. in Boalsburg. Donations are encouraged for admission.

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