Port Moody asks residents to vote on Canada 150 eco-sculpture design
The City of Port Moody is asking residents to decide which animal – bear, salmon, or heron – will be the subject of a new piece of public art coming to Rocky Point Park.
The City has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Government of Canada to design and build an eco-sculpture – a sculpture made from living plants attached to a metal frame – in celebration of Canada 150, a cross-country celebration of the 150th anniversary of Confederation. The eco-sculpture, which will reflect Port Moody’s close connection to nature, will be installed in Rocky Point Park in August 2017.
Residents can vote for their favourite animal online at portmoody.ca/ecosculpture from April 18 to May 7. Paper ballots will also be available at City Hall (100 Newport Drive) and the Port Moody Recreation Complex (300 Ioco Road). The animal that receives the most votes will be the City’s design choice; the result will be announced within two weeks after voting closes.
Port Moody has commissioned Vancouver artist Bruce Voyce to create the Canada 150 eco-sculpture. Voyce has completed a number of well-known eco-sculptures, including Carousel Horses, Dragon, and Owls (all located in Burnaby), as well as kinetic sculptures like Tidal Train, located in front of the Port Moody Civic Centre. Visit brucevoyce.com for more information.
The City of Port Moody acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Canada through its Celebration and Commemoration – Canada 150 Fund.