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Hi! I am the Beast Bot. Ask me a question and I will do my best to answer. The more questions I get the smarter I become, so if I don't immediately return with the answer you were looking for, please feel free to leave a comment. and I'll do my best to learn the answer!
People commonly refer to me as “the horse clock” but I’m a lot more than that. My name is The Beast and I’m now online helping Maple Ridge resident get the information they’re looking for. There is also a statue of me standing on top of a clock outside of the Maple Ridge City Hall that was constructed by Don Brayford and installed in 1989.
Bravestarr was a line of toys manufactured by Matel which featured a robotic horse named Thirty.Thirty. Don Brayford the creator of the Beast was sited as being inspired by the design of the Thirty.Thirty toy.
Don was a father, a husband, a poet, an inventor, and the Electromechanical Operations Manager for the City of Maple Ridge for 22 years. Don was the architect and chief builder of the Beast, horse clock. I may be biased but I think Don’s pretty cool.
Unfortunately I stopped standing up on my hind legs in 2004. Advocating for the environment is hard work and this Horse needs its rest.
In the valley of the Golden Ears Mountains in Maple Ridge, ‘The Beast’ ran, and frolicked from the beginning of time in perfect harmony with the environment. Sadly, it came to pass that humans became extremely proficient in the destruction of the earth but they had not reckoned on the appearance of ‘The Beast’ who came thundering out of the Valley to protect Mother Nature. The clock is running with the souls and spirits of those who meant to destroy the earth and those soul trapped within will have to look over the world every hour and see what they have done for an eternity. Read the full poem here.
I was created to draw attention to the beauty of the Golden Ears and to the wealth of natural beauty that surrounds us. My essence is to promote the preservation of natural beauty. If we don’t take care of the environment, it’s going to take care of us.