Shining example of pulling together

In a summer that seems to be holding back on nice weather, perhaps it’s time for a ‘feel good’ story

In a summer that seems to be holding back on nice weather, perhaps it’s time for a ‘feel good’ story.

I have nothing but admiration and praise for the City, Rotary, 2 Hills Renovation and the Sybil Andrews Heritage Society for the fantastic work that has been accomplished in the renovations of the Sybil Andrews Cottage and Walter Morgan Studio. The process to realize this project was many years in the making.  The vision, dedication and hard work that went into this project is a shining example of what a community can do when pulling together.

As the first official property on Campbell River’s Heritage Registry, the Cottage and Studio are destined to become a major focal point for promoting cultural tourism and the creative economy in this area. Sybil Andrews’ legacy in the international art world continues to grow.  The fact that the Cottage (completed) and Studio (ongoing through Rotary’s efforts) are being respected and honoured by our community, demonstrates that Campbell River is a culturally-rich and historically-profound city.  No doubt there is much more work to do in town, but the success of everyone’s efforts in this restoration bodes well for our future.  Believe me, there is nothing we can’t accomplish through working together!  My deep thanks to all of you involved.

Ken Blackburn

Executive Director

Campbell River Arts Council