09/02/2014 02:39 EDT | Updated 09/02/2014 02:59 EDT

Fort Saskatchewan Sheep Leaving Parade Bids Adieu To Woolly Lawnmowers

The sheep in Fort Saskatchewan have said baaaah-bye for another year.

The Alberta city, located just northeast of Edmonton, bid adieu to their famous lawnmowers, thanking them for a season of hard work.

Residents lined the streets Monday morning as the sheep paraded past in their annual send-off.

About 55 sheep are brought to the city each summer to cut the grass at Legacy Park.

They are borrowed from Fort Saskatchewan Museum and Historic Site have become the unofficial tourism ambassadors for Fort Saskatchewan.

“We’re very proud of sheep program. We’re the only community that’s been able to keep it going for 21 years, and it’s very exciting to see the population come out,” said Mayor Gale Katchur told Global News.

During the summer, the sheep can be seen any time from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday to Sunday, grazing around the Legacy Park grounds.


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