Ashcroft Communities in Bloom spearheads banner project

Colourful banners created by local residents will brighten Railway Avenue

By Andrea Walker

Railway Avenue in Ashcroft will be getting a new facelift soon, with the addition of newly-painted bright and lively street banners with a floral theme.

The Ashcroft Communities in Bloom committee, with a grant from Second Time Around, sponsored and organized two banner-painting workshops at the Ashcroft HUB on June 4th and 5th.

The CiB group’s wish was to make this a community project, so they invited representatives from a number of community groups to participate.

The representatives who attended had a lot of fun, although most of them said that they were not artists, and initially voiced some trepidation about their abilities.

However, under the guidance and enthusiasm of local artist Jo Petty, these same people produced some very lovely banners, and were justifiably proud of their accomplishments.

There are 12 two-sided banners, with one side painted on the first night and the second side on night two.

The Ashcroft Communities in Bloom committee would like to thank representatives from the following groups for their participation in this project: Ashcroft Communities in Bloom; Rotary Club of Ashcroft-Cache Creek; Ashcroft and District Lions Club; Village of Ashcroft; Ashcroft Hospice; South Cariboo Elizabeth Fry Society; Second Time Around; Ashcroft Art Club; and the Ashcroft HUB.

The banners will be installed along Railway in the next couple of weeks.



editorial@accjournal.ca

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

 

Just Posted

Cache Creek councillor has committee appointments rescinded

Council also presented with need for roof repairs to Cache Creek fire hall

RCMP conclude investigation into 2017 Elephant Hill wildfire

Files have been turned over to BC Prosecution Service

HUB Online Network finding its feet, documenting the region

New venture already has nearly three dozen videos up on YouTube channel

New support resource in area for women with disabilities

Pacific Dawn will be holding regular meetings in Ashcroft for women with disabilities

Handbell choir looking for new members to learn an old art form

Desert Bells Handbell Choir one of the few four-octave choirs in the province

Chilliwack woman wins right to medically assisted death after three-year court battle

Julia Lamb has been the lead plaintiff in a legal battle to ease restrictions on Canada’s assisted dying laws

Vaping-related illness confirmed in Ontario believed to be first in Canada

Middlesex-London Health Unit had no further details about the case — believed to be the first confirmed in Canada

Canadian stars Virtue, Moir say in video they’re ‘stepping away’ from ice dancing

The pair thank fans for their support in an emotional message

Kamloops high school evacuated after receiving threat

Police have not released any further details into what the threat includes

Woman held at gunpoint during carjacking in UBC parkade

University RCMP say the vehicle is still missing, and two suspects are at large

VIDEO: Angry B.C. cyclist starts shaming dangerous drivers online

‘You motorists deserve all your costs and misery’

‘Time to take action:’ Children advocates call for national youth suicide strategy

Council wants Ottawa to make reporting of suicides and attempted suicides mandatory for data collection

Canadian inflation decelerates to 1.9% as gas prices weaken

August was the sixth straight month that price growth was 1.9 per cent or higher

Defense says burden of proof not met in double murder case against Victoria father

Closing statements begin in trial for man accused of killing daughters Christmas 2017

Most Read