Artists to present their view of a future Campbellton

Ken Blackburn of the Campbell River Arts Council will give his impression on the future look of city’s oldest and most neglected areas

The Campbellton makeover could use a few good artists.

At the next meeting of The Campbellton Neighbourhood Association, Ken Blackburn of the Campbell River Arts Council will be there to give his impression on the future look of Campbell River’s oldest and most neglected areas.

“Ken and a few artists toured around Campbellton,” said Brian Shaw, co-chair of the neighbourhood association. “Now we get to find out what they envision and what they can do to enhance the beautification of Campbellton. It’s just to put ideas into people’s heads.”

The ad hoc association meets next on Wednesday, Nov. 27, from 6-8 p.m., at the Eagles Hall. The goal of the group is to work together to improve Campbellton “one step at a time.”

At the meeting, a representative of the geography students from Vancouver Island University will be there to present preliminary planning ideas.

The students toured Campbellton on foot earlier this fall and are contributing their ideas as part of a hands-on, real life learning experience. Their final report is expected by the end of the school year.

The meeting will also discus the future of Campbellton Neighbourhood Association in regard to becoming a formal society or a business improvement area.

Anyone is free to attend the meeting, but bring a donation for the Food Bank. For more information, call 250-287-8807 or search for Campbellton Neighbourhood on Facebook.