A community carving project shaped by students and citizens will be officially unveiled on April 29th at the West Vancouver police headquarters.
The carving project was overseen by Xwalacktun (Born Rick Harry), a Squamish Nation artist and a recipient of the Order of British Columbia for his art and community work.
Over 1000 students and citizens accepted the invitation to help shape the art work throughout last fall in the public Atrium between West Vancouver District Hall and the new Police Headquarters building at 755 16th Street, West Vancouver.
The unique artwork will be placed at the entry to police headquarters.
The West Vancouver Foundation supported the commissioning of a 2.6 square metre (28 sq.ft.) cedar wall carving that relate ancestral Squamish Nation lessons about facing and overcoming personal challenges and working together for a shared, respectful and peaceful journey forward for all in our community.
The carving is designed to artistically represent a shared and peaceful journey forward of all in our communities.
West Vancouver Police Chief Len Goerke says the carving project is an opportunity to engage the community in the recently completed police headquarters building and to continue building a strong relationship between West Vancouver Police and the Squamish First Nation.