Inauguration of the Mural Park & Tree Canada Planting Project

INAUGURATION OF THE MURAL PARK AND TREE CANADA PLANTING PROJECT

On Saturday, August 26th 2017, an inauguration ceremony will be held at the Mural Park. The mural park marks the completion of the first step of the Downtown Parks Improvement plan aimed to encourage the beautification of Front Street.
In this context, we would like to acknowledge the contribution of Tree Canada, the Government of Canada and CN in their support of our tree planting project.
In 2015, the Municipality worked in collaboration with a local committee of volunteers to create a 60 foot mural based on what Front Street looked like in the 1950s. After the mural was installed, the Municipality purchased the adjacent property securing its future as a green space. In 2016, the municipality completed a park development plan in collaboration with Fotenn Planning and Design Company which was presented at a public consultation on June 29th 2016 at the RA Hall. The final drafts of the Downtown Parks Improvement plan were presented to the Community during the Campbell’s Bay Summer Festival on August 27th 2016.

The ceremony will be held at the Mural Park, 100 Front Street in Campbell’s Bay at 9:30am.

For Information:
Sarah Bertrand
819-648-5811
administration@municipalite.campbellsbay.qc.ca

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The inauguration of the Campbell’s Bay Mural

Campbell’s Bay mural inauguration: Front Street in the 1950s
[Press release]
2016-02-05

Campbell’s Bay, February 5th, 2016 – The municipality of Campbell’s Bay unveiled a mural today. This sixty foot long mural illustrates what the heart of the village of Campbell’s Bay looked like in the 1950s.

A committee of citizens and municipal officials was formed in April 2015, with the support of Émilie Chazelas of the MRC Pontiac, to complete a mural project; the aim was to beautify the heart of the village with an emphasis on the history of the buildings. Raymond Shea and Lizanne Kluke, committee members, worked long hours sorting through old photographs of the municipality. The theme of the mural was then chosen by the committee.

Tim Ferrigan

‘The project was financed through numerous fundraisers organized by the committee, including the Summer Festival 2015, a grant from the Conférence régionale des élus de l’Outaouais, and a contribution from the municipality’, said Tim Ferrigan and Maurice Beauregard, councilors and committee members.

The painting was created by professional artists Nathaly Lessard and Marie-Chantal Lachance of Sautozieux Workshop. Their works can be seen in Quebec City, Trois-Rivières, Joliette, and in Lyon (France).