Over the last few months, the District of North Vancouver has replaced the street signs in Blueridge and Seymour Heights. Rather than recycle the old metal signs, the District donated the signs to the Blueridge Community Association (BCA).
The BCA wanted to share the signs, and give community members the opportunity to own the signs. So a community member and his family power-washed the years of grime off all of the signs.
Volunteers then organized, catalogued, and photographed the signs in preparation for an online auction.
The silent auction features street signs for most (but not all) streets in Blueridge and Seymour Heights. Some signs have more “character” than others (they were out in the elements for many, many years before they were replaced with the new blue signs).
The signs vary in size from 24″ x 6″ to 42″ x 8″, depending on the length of the name, and where the sign was located.
The money raised in the auction will be used to support the Eric Andersen Blueridge Community Association scholarship, an award given annually to a grade 12 graduate who lives in the community.
In a normal year, the BCA would fundraise for this award through events like Diner en Bleu, which they have not been able to host due to Covid-19 restrictions.
The auctions is live now, and closes February 20th at 6pm. To bid, go to https://www.32auctions.com/bcastreetsigns and set up a free profile.
For more information, please contact the Blueridge Community Association at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stacie Graham is a member of the Blueridge Community Association.