Mrs. Pasiechnyk’s Grade 2 class at Lindsay Park Elementary School (submitted file).

Lindsay Park Students creating mural as community project

The mural will be unveiled at the Lois Creek skating rink next week.

The students of Mrs. Pasiechnyk’s Grade 2 class at Lindsay Park Elementary School have been busy learning about their community throughout the past school year.

In an attempt to complete a collaborative class project, which makes an improvement to one of Kimberley’s shared neighbourhood spaces, the students decided to create class murals showcasing the many special things about the city and its beautiful surrounding area.

After completion, the murals will be attached on the exterior of the Lois Creek Skating Rink, a City-owned facility located in the neighbourhood of Townsite.

“The class has been very fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from local artist and retired teacher, Helen Robertson, who has helped with the design and creation of these murals,” said teacher Corissa Pasiechnyk. “The entire school has worked together to make and glaze tiles from clay, which Helen has then fired in her kiln. Each tile represents one of our four seasons, and will be used to create a border around the murals.

“The City of Kimberley has shown great support for this project and has committed to making structural and aesthetic improvements to this space, as well as being responsible for mounting the artwork to the rink.”

On Friday, May 31, 2019 from 10:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. the Grade 2 students’ work will be hung at a special celebration, where City representatives will be present.

Pasiechnyk adds that the project has been supported financially by the Community Initiatives and Affected Areas grant through the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) and the Regional District of the East Kootenay (RDEK).

Mrs. Pasiechnyk’s class would like to thank The City of Kimberley, The CBT and the RDEK, Trevor Bird (classroom parent) for building the frames, and Helen Robertson for all of her time and expertise.


Just Posted

Know it All: Entertainment in the dog days of August

Cranbrook Arts Dawn Fenwick is our featured artist this month. Her multi-media… Continue reading

Dynamiters prepare for main camp

The Kimberley Dynamiters will host their main camp on Aug. 30 - Sept. 1 at the Civic Centre

UPDATED: MV Balfour ferry returns to service

The 65-year-old ferry had been out of action for a month

Vehicle stolen from downtown Fernie found torched at transfer station

RCMP are seeking witnesses to the theft of a yellow 2002 Subaru… Continue reading

Kimberley Seniors Club hosting first-ever shuffle board tournament in Marysville

Participants from all over Western Canada and the United States are in town to play

VIDEO: Could we BE any more excited? ‘Friends’ fans go crazy for merch

Movie theatres will show select episodes to mark the NBC series’ 25th anniversary

Bodies of two missing Surrey men found near Ashcroft

Ryan Provencher and Richard Scurr have been missing since July 17

Five hedgehogs quickly adopted after being left at BC SPCA

Lucky new owners picked up their pets from Maple Ridge branch on Aug. 20

B.C. cricket players get interrupted by racist remark

Community has had protocols in place for years to respond to prejudice

Groovy B.C. wedding a throwback to Woodstock ‘69

Couple hosts themed wedding 50 years after legendary festival

Nearly 50% of Canadians experience ‘post-vacation blues’: poll

48 per cent of travellers are already stressed about ‘normal life’ while still on their trip

More women may need breast cancer gene test, U.S. guidelines say

Recommendations aimed at women who’ve been treated for BRCA-related cancers and are now cancer-free

B.C. manhunt suspects left cellphone video before they died: family

Family member says Kam McLeod, Bryer Schmegelsky recorded final wishes

Most Read