HIGH RIVER, AB: Local artists are being invited to submit proposals for the redesign of the Centennial Stage in George Lane Memorial Park.
This is a collaborative project involving representation from The High River Rotary Club, Highwood Lions Club, The High River and District Recreation Board, the Arts and Culture Board and the Town of High River.
“There is a recognized need to enhance the park by redesigning and improving the stage, which has deteriorated and needs to be replaced,” says Tannas Webb, special advisor to the Town of High River Community Services and Rotarian.
Rotary International has committed $100,000 to redesign the stage and project submissions must demonstrate they can be completed within this budget.
All information about the application process can be found at the link below. Please submit all applications in person to Tannas Webb at the Bob Snodgrass Recreation Complex before the deadline of April 10, 2015 at noon.
“A site visit is highly recommended, interested artists can visit George Lane Memorial Park at 343 Macleod Trail S.W. on March 13, from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-3 p.m. and we will be available to answer questions,” added Webb.
“All applications will be compiled by the advisory panel and submitted to the High River Rotary Club who will then narrow selections to four finalists,” says Webb. “The four finalists’ designs will be publicized locally and the public will be given the opportunity to vote on their favourite design.”
The design receiving the highest number of votes will be declared the winning submission, however, the advisory panel has the final say. The winning design will also be awarded a $2,500 prize.
The re-design should comply with the overall recommendations outlined in the George Lane Park Review, which can be accessed on the Town of High River website (www.highriver.ca) under Town Hall › Plans and Reports › Non-Statutory Plans, Reports and Studies.
The Centennial Stage in George Lane Park was constructed to commemorate Canada’s centennial in 1967. Currently the stage is used for large outdoor events such as Canada Day celebrations/concerts. It is an integral part of the community that complies with the overall goal of the Town Plan.