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The giant mirror ball would roll down Main Street in Penetanguishene, but it’s held back by a paddle and guarded by a marsh.

Created by Camille Myles, the contemporary sculpture was unveiled the morning of February 15, in front of politicians and supporters.

“Place of the White Rolling Sands” is the title of the piece, which is the definition of Penetanguishene in Ojibwe.

“I wanted to celebrate our town’s past while thrusting it into the future with the piece’s contemporary setting,” said Myles on Saturday.

The stylized paddle represents the strength of Indigenous cultures, she said.[]