Sports, Golden Ears Bridge, Airport & Katzie Woodcarvings


Title Sports in our Community, PM Airport Transportation, Golden Ears/GE Bridge, Katzie Culture
Artist Brad Dinwoodie
Carver Doug Morrison
Medium Wood Carving
Location Pitt Meadows Library
Year Installed 2010
Funded By Donation (Spirit of Wood Society)

Story
This community carving was presented to the City of Pitt Meadows on February 8, 2010, during the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Torch relay community celebrations. Designed by Pitt Meadows Artist Brad Dinwoodie, the six panels represent community pride, spirit and local legacy projects leading up to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.  The panels are a tribute to the many sport and recreation partnerships, the Golden Ears Bridge, Pitt Meadows Airport, the active and accessible Festivals, the strength of the community volunteers, the unique partnerships linking the community‚Äôs  youth and seniors and the rich history and traditions of the Katzie First Nation.

This cedar carving was produced by more than 1,060 residents of both Pitt Meadows and Maple Ridge at over 40 Spirit of Wood Community Carving sessions.  Master Carver Doug Morrison led the carving sessions, with help from carving mentors Ian Horwood, Harvey Gigun and Phil Hewko.

The mural was donated to the City by the Maple Ridge Mountain Festival Society.  Numerous other partners, sponsors and volunteers participated in creating this amazing carving, leaving a wonderful community legacy for the City of Pitt Meadows.