Town Receives Funding for Murals

High River, AB: The Town of High River has received grant funding from the Calgary Foundation to create two new murals for the community. The murals will be located in the downtown area and are expected to be completed by June, 2016.

“The murals will be a visual depiction of the town’s renewal and recovery after the 2013 flood,” said Sarah Mitchell, parks and culture coordinator for the Town. “High River’s current murals represent key events or people from the town’s history and these will add to that visual repository.”

A committee is currently being organized to oversee the project, which will include extensive public input and participation in determining the design for the murals. Members of the committee will include representatives from the Arts and Culture, and Heritage boards, a council member, a youth representative between the ages of 14-18 and a member-at-large from the community.

“It’s important that the murals reflect all residents’ vision,” explained Mitchell. “The committee will be an integral part in all aspects of the project including gathering input from the public, and making a recommendation to council for the artist and final design for the murals.”

The Town is currently requesting that anyone interested in sitting on the committee submit a letter of interest (maximum 500 words) to Sarah Mitchell at  The deadline for applications is January 26.