Celebrate the Cultural Capitals legacy projects!
As you may recall, Surrey was bestowed the 2008 Cultural Capital of Canada award. With it’s prize money, the City set off on six projects to showcase the community’s art, culture, and heritage. Some of the projects have already been realized, such as the Kla-How-Eya canoe and the Fusion Festival.
As part of six major public art projects across the City, the first is perhaps one of the most important. In Cloverdale, right along the refreshed Main St., three life-sized rock carved statues, representing three pioneers in the community, have recently been completed and installed. There’s a farmer, a cowgirl, and a train conductor.
The official public unveiling and celebration of these statues will occur Saturday, April 25th at 11am near 176 St and 58 Ave.
Another project of the Cultural Capitals program was the renovation of facilities at Green Timbers. These buildings have been retrofitted to create the new educational Surrey Nature Centre.
The real fun kicks off that Saturday at the Surrey Nature Centre, 9800 140 St, between 1pm and 4:30pm as the community is invited to celebrate all the legacies of this federal program, including the other public art projects and the GLOCAL youth art initiative. The West Coast Logging Show will be performing, and there will also be music, food, and games for all.