Molson Coors seeking Sto:lo art for its lobby in the new brewery in Chilliwack. (Molson Coors photo)

Molson-Coors to honour Sto:lo culture and history at Chilliwack brewery

Artist proposals sought by July 30 to design and install a commemorative piece

Molson Coors is commissioning an art piece to honour and recognize Stó:lō culture.

Officials with Molson Coors Fraser Valley Brewery at Chilliwack have issued a request for artist proposals to design and install a commemorative piece for the lobby of their new brewery in Chilliwack.

“This piece of art will be designed and completed by a member of the Stó:lō to commemorate the heritage of the Stó:lō in the area and lands on which the Molson Coors brewery is located at Vedder Road and the Trans-Canada Highway,” said Ferg Devins, communications consultant with Molson Coors.

The deadline for submissions is July 30, 2019 with artwork completed and installed by September 10, 2019 for an official unveiling to take place September 17, 2019.

The specifications include citing a budget of $5,000.00 with the requirement that it: “shall be no larger than two metres by two metres (or six feet by six feet),” in order to be installed in the public entry way.

It will also be accompanied by a plaque describing the piece, and its relevance to the story of the Stó:lō people in S’ólh Téméxw, which means the land of the Stó:lō.

Anyone interested in the project can contact the Stó:lō Research and Resource Management Centre for more details of specific cultural sites in the area, by email to cara.brendzy@stolonation.bc.ca.

Proposals for the artwork will be submitted to Ferg Devins, The Devins Network Inc., via email at ferg@thedevinsnetwork.com. Ferg Devins is a retiree of Molson Coors who is assisting with a number of community initiatives leading up to the opening of the brewery in Chilliwack.

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