Developer wants biblical theme park with Noah’s ark in Saskatchewan


spaminator
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Developer wants biblical theme park with Noah’s ark in Saskatchewan
THE CANADIAN PRESS
First posted: Thursday, September 22, 2016 06:37 PM EDT | Updated: Thursday, September 22, 2016 06:46 PM EDT
MOOSE JAW, Sask. — A Chinese businessman wants to build a biblical theme park in southern Saskatchewan with a massive replica of Noah’s ark complete with animal reproductions and a digital experience of the life of Jesus.
The yet-to-be-named park, which still needs some government approvals, would be next to a private cemetery south of Moose Jaw.
“I’m getting lots of people saying, ’You’re putting an amusement park on your cemetery?’ Well, it’s nothing of the sort,” said Marc L’Hoir, manager of Sunset Cemetery, who is working on a plan with the developer.
“It’s going to be an educational process where people can come and learn about loving one another. And we need more of that in the world.”
L’Hoir said the owner of the cemetery and the adjoining land is friends with Sun Wenquing, who has already built a Bible-themed park in China.
Sun converted to Christianity from Buddhism in 2009 and has dedicated himself to the religion, said L’Hoir.
“This is part of his legacy he wants to leave behind, that he wants to spread that word.”
Sun told the China Christian Daily last year that it’s his dream to build an ark of the same size referenced in the Bible, which says Noah is warned about a great flood, builds a boat and loads it with two of each animal.
L’Hoir said the Saskatchewan replica would be three-storeys high, 23 metres wide and 135 metres long — nearly the length of a CFL football field. It would also contain a children’s playground.
He said workers from China would be brought in to build the park over four years at a cost of about $1.2 million. The China Christian Daily lists the cost at $40 million.
A tabernacle for worship has already been built in China and shipped to the Saskatchewan site for use in the park, said L’Hoir, who added he’s confident the project will be approved and construction of the ark can begin soon.
Mike Wirges, administrator of the Rural Municipality of Moose Jaw, said council approved the development earlier this week of a “passive park” with a walking path, statues and murals.
News that a giant ark was part of the plan came as a shock.
“Those plans were never presented to our municipality,” he said. “Had we known that there was certainly more to it, rest assured, we certainly would have done a little more investigation, hearings.”
Wirges said the ark will need further approvals from the rural municipality as well as the province, since it will be next to a highway. Because the spot is also close to an air-force base, there will also be height restrictions and approval may be needed from Nav Canada.
Canadian Forces Base Moose Jaw is home to the military’s pilot training school and the Snowbirds air demonstration team.
Moose Jaw’s other main tourist attractions include a mineral spa resort and underground boot-legging tunnels allegedly used at one time by American mobster Al Capone.
L’Hoir believes the ark will outdo them all, drawing tourists from around the globe and rivalling other religious destinations such as Vatican City in Rome and the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem.
It may also entice more people to choose Sunset Cemetery as their final resting place, he suggested.
But it won’t be the world’s first giant ark park.
Ark Encounter, a seven-storey boat with a nearby creationist museum, opened earlier this year in Kentucky at a reported cost of US$100 million. Noah’s Ark Hotel and Resort opened in Hong Kong in 2009.
— By Chris Purdy in Edmonton
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Tecumsehsbones
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Umm. . . what does the life of Jesus have to do with Noah's Ark?

Maybe some of our amateur theologians can chew on that one.
 
Machjo
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Oh this is gonna go down real well with religious people.

Hey kids, we're treating biblical figures like Disney characters.
 
Corduroy
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Long term planners need to consider if Moose Jaw really needs an abandoned Christian theme park in 5 years.
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by TecumsehsbonesView Post

Umm. . . what does the life of Jesus have to do with Noah's Ark?

Maybe some of our amateur theologians can chew on that one.

Without the Ark all 5 fingered people would be extinct and as such there could have been no 'seed of Eve' to fulfill the bruise determinations from Ge:3:15.
Putting it in Gaza would assure it was a successful business. I don't see that happening anytime soon, well until Trump is sworn in that is.

Quote: Originally Posted by CorduroyView Post

Long term planners need to consider if Moose Jaw really needs an abandoned Christian theme park in 5 years.

Probably the fate of that city no matter what.
 
Curious Cdn
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You can perch the Ark on one the of the big mountains, there.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by CorduroyView Post

Long term planners need to consider if Moose Jaw really needs an abandoned Christian theme park in 5 years.

It's just Moose Jaw so who really cares?
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

It's just Moose Jaw so who really cares?

Back circa 1994, I spent a night camped in a quite nice little camp ground in a municipal park, there by the "river". The guy running the place lived there. He was an ex-Marcom type and his house was full of photos of HMCS Kootenay. She hadjust been de-commissioned and his field of dreams, to which he was devoting much effort, was to have Kootenay cut into pieces, moved overland to Moose Jaw (from Esquimalt? Oye vey!), welded back together and then floated in the "river" as a tourist draw.

I backed out of the camp office veeery slowly ....


Maybe, it's the same guy!
 
MHz
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious CdnView Post

You can perch the Ark on one the of the big mountains, there.

You mean like the one where you can see Manitoba and Alberta from the same vantage point?? Noah's land schooner would be a better attraction.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by MHzView Post

You mean like the one where you can see Manitoba and Alberta from the same vantage point?? Noah's land schooner would be a better attraction.


http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saska...skatchewan.jpg
 
MHz
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Really?? I have nothing more to add to that.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by CorduroyView Post

Long term planners need to consider if Moose Jaw really needs an abandoned Christian theme park in 5 years.

Just turn it into a muslim theme park at that time. They could have bomb making exhibits and automatic weapons demonstrations.
 
MHz
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Those industries are are already well established in North America.
 
Jinentonix
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What a GREAT idea. It's been working so well in Kentucky.
 
Ludlow
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The Bakers had a wonderful theme park years ago . Wish I could have gone.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious CdnView Post

You can perch the Ark on.



That is SK in the Cypress Hills. You are looking at the second highest point east of the Rockies.


The West Block, straddling the Alberta-Saskatchewan boundary, rises to the highest elevation in Saskatchewan (1,392 m); in Alberta it reaches 1,466 m, the highest point in Canada from the Rocky Mountains to Labrador and the Appalachians.


As for malarkey of some guy moving a ship, the real story that is fact is this: which does exist in Moose Jaw.


Here is the real story. Well worth the watch and quite the sight to see in person.

youtu.be/MTBSqd5omXI (external - login to view)
Last edited by petros; Sep 24th, 2016 at 02:57 AM..
 
Danbones
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Quote: Originally Posted by LudlowView Post

The Bakers had a wonderful theme park years ago . Wish I could have gone.

You missed the jim jones park too
 
Curious Cdn
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That is SK in the Cypress Hills. You are looking at the second highest point east of the Rocki
es.

Yss, yes. I do know them. It is an ecological island. I'm surprised that they don't have kangaroos, there.

By tge way, it's the "higesst point" because the base of the hill is already a kilometer up. It sure as hell isn't the highest vertical.

Don't forget. There is also Mount Blackstrap.
 
tay
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They may want to look at the success that never happened in Kentucky's Ark Park......


forums.canadiancontent.net/ch...ight=Encounter (external - login to view)
 
taxslave
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That is SK in the Cypress Hills. You are looking at the second highest point east of the Rockies.

Place I owned in Sayward was steeper than that. Those are like speed bumps.

Quote: Originally Posted by tayView Post

They may want to look at the success that never happened in Kentucky's Ark Park......


forums.canadiancontent.net/ch...ight=Encounter (external - login to view)

But it did create a bunch of construction jobs. ANd the site is now ready for industry.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by Curious CdnView Post


That is SK in the Cypress Hills. You are looking at the second highest point east of the Rocki
es.

Yss, yes. I do know them. It is an ecological island. I'm surprised that they don't have kangaroos, there.

By tge way, it's the "higesst point" because the base of the hill is already a kilometer up. It sure as hell isn't the highest vertical.

Don't forget. There is also Mount Blackstrap.

Mount Blackstrap is a little pimple on the prairie of SK. It is entirely man made. I believe the only reason it may have any type of vertical is because when they dug out the lake in the valley they put the hill right at the top. So any height is the little height of the hill and the height of the valley. It does allow some downhill skiing in the winter (if it is still open -- still not much of a vertical for any serious skier).
 
petros
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Real mountains now aren't mountains? Far out.
 
MHz
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Sent a pic once it has wheelchair access, until then this 'ride' is closed to the public.

Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiingView Post

Mount Blackstrap is a little pimple on the prairie of SK. It is entirely man made. I believe the only reason it may have any type of vertical is because when they dug out the lake in the valley they put the hill right at the top. So any height is the little height of the hill and the height of the valley. It does allow some downhill skiing in the winter (if it is still open -- still not much of a vertical for any serious skier).

I hear the lineup is for the rope that pulls you up the 'hill' as it is the faster ride.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by taxslaveView Post

That is SK in the Cypress Hills. You are looking at the second highest point east of the Rockies.

Place I owned in Sayward was steeper than that. Those are like speed bumps.



But it did create a bunch of construction jobs. ANd the site is now ready for industry.

The highest point is still a hill when the base of it is a kilometer above sea level.
 
petros
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Jealous?

It's still a mountain.

Mt Robson is 1100m above sea level at base but still a mountain.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by petrosView Post

Jealous?

It's still a mountain.

Mt Robson is 1100m above sea level at base but still a mountain.

Robson is a mountain.The Cyprus hills are hills.
 
petros
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Both are mtns. Jealous?
 
Curious Cdn
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So, the highest mountains in the East are in New England ... the White Mountains of New Hampshire and the Adirondacks. Both are quite close to the sea, with their valley bases closer to sea level.

Mount Washington is at 1,917 m, and it is part of a chain of similar peaks. Mt Marcy, down in the Adirondacks is at
1,629 m, again part of a range of similar sized mountains.

Ths Cypress Hiils are at 1,468 m
 
petros
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https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List...ains_of_Canada (external - login to view)
 
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