From left to right: City Councillor Ron Kerr

Banner project for Campbellton

The CNA and the City of Campbell River are currently undertaking the installation of 40 two-sided banners

As part of initiative to welcome visitors to Campbell River via the Campbellton corridor, the Campbellton Neighbourhood Association (CNA) has unveiled another beautification project for the area.

The CNA and the City of Campbell River are currently undertaking the installation of 40 two-sided banners to be hung along Tamarac and Willow Streets celebrating the area and letting visitors know they’ve arrived.

“Campbellton is incredibly rich in history and hosts one of the greatest world-class assets in the area, the Campbell River,” says Kealy Donaldson, vice chair of the CNA, and part of the organization’s goal is to highlight and beautify the area in celebration of that history and beauty.

“We’re in a unique position, working with local governing bodies to create positive change and sustainability now and for the future of the Village of Campbellton.”

She says the banners are a part of a larger vision for the entrance to town at the north end of town at the bottom of Quinsam Hill.

The entrance feature, it is hoped, will include a full-size Beaver plane, creating what Donaldson calls “a stunning feature marker and attraction for Campbell River.”

The banners, designed by local artists Curtis Wilson and Larry Stefanyk, were funded by the CNA in partnership with the City of Campbell River – courtesy of its newly launched Beautification Grants program – and the Pacific Salmon Foundation.

They are also hoping to add more banners featuring work from more local artists in future years.

Other CNA projects and initiatives currently underway include the completion of the Community Gardens Project and the launching of “Rescue the River” project to enhance public access to the river itself.

For more information on the CNA, head over to their Facebook page for the most up-to-date information on what they’re up to.

Anyone interested in volunteering with the CNA or getting involved in any of their projects should contact CNA Chair Brian Shaw at 250-287-8807 or by email at brianthepiper@gmail.com.