Men of Vision statue repairs completed after May vandalism

Cochrane, AB – Following vandalism in May, repairs to the Men of Vision statue at Cochrane Ranche have been completed.

The sculpture honors the pioneering spirit of early cowboys in Alberta, highlighting the vital role of ranching in the province's economic growth. Cochrane Ranche, Alberta's first large-scale ranching endeavor in the 1880s, laid the foundation for today's prosperous cattle industry. The statue, commissioned by Alberta Culture and crafted by artist Malcolm James MacKenzie, known as "Mac," was unveiled in 1979.

The base of the statue was vandalized, with cuts made into the legs of the horse. The statue has been expertly repaired by Bronzart Casting Ltd. The cost of repairs is estimated to be approximately $25,000-$30,000, with the exact amount still being determined. These costs will be covered through insurance.

For all inquiries related to the vandalism investigation, please contact the RCMP.

While security measures are being investigated, no decisions have been made at this time. The community is encouraged to visit and enjoy Cochrane Ranche now that the statue has been restored.