‘Ts’elxwéyeqw woman in a canoe’ will be the image on the kiosk wrap destined for 43990 Progress Way (near Lickman Road) in Chilliwack.

‘Ts’elxwéyeqw woman in a canoe’ will be the image on the kiosk wrap destined for 43990 Progress Way (near Lickman Road) in Chilliwack.

Historic photos add Chilliwack heritage element to kiosk wrapping program

Six locations around Chilliwack will see significant images added to beautify the area

Keep an eye out for heritage photos around town that tell a Chilliwack story.

Six utility kiosks are set to be wrapped with historically significant images after a vote by council on Tuesday.

“Our existing kiosk-wrapping program has been successful at deterring vandalism and brightening public spaces,” said Mayor Popove. “Being able to blend this program with a celebration of Chilliwack’s heritage is a small way to achieve a big win for our city.”

One of the photographs depicts a military event at the former City Hall, now the Chilliwack Museum, with a sea of soldiers on the grounds. That image will be wrapping a kiosk on Railway Avenue at Young Road.

A kiosk on Progress Way near Lickman Road will be covered with an image of a Ts’elxwéyeqw woman in a canoe.

The four other locations include Wellington Avenue near College Street (Strand Theatre), Yarrow Central Road across from Yarrow Pioneer Park (Tractors on the floor of Sumas Lake), Vedder Road near Storey Avenue (General Store) and Yale Road in Chilliwack Proper (Chinatown 1948 Flood).

READ MORE: Wraps are doing a good job

Council approved the Heritage Advisory Committee recommendation to wrap six kiosks with meaningful images to promote Chilliwack heritage and beautify the area at the same time.

“We conducted extensive community consultation as part of the Heritage Strategic Plan development process, and it quickly became clear that there is a deep, shared desire in the community to learn more about our city’s rich heritage,” said Councillor Sue Knott, chair of the heritage advisory committee in a release.

The committee decided the kiosk wrapping program would be “an excellent opportunity to share more of our heritage” with residents of Chilliwack, she said.

In 2017, council approved the wrapping of 12 city-owned kiosks and 13 utility kiosks. Beautiful images of flowers and trees from parks and trails around the community now decorate those boxes.

Each image or photo goes through an approval process with either the heritage advisory committee, or the public art advisory committee, Chilliwack city council and BC Hydro to ensure it has some relevance to the location.

READ MORE: One of the wrap designs came from a contest


Do you have something to add to this story, or something else we should report on? Email:
jfeinberg@theprogress.com


@CHWKjourno
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

City of Chilliwackhistorical artifactsPhotography

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

 

Historic photos add Chilliwack heritage element to kiosk wrapping program

Just Posted

(file)
Two ejected from single vehicle crash in Seabird Island

Landing zone for medevac has been requested

(File photo)
Semi truck and car collide on Highway 1 near Popkum

Slow lane eastbound is now closed as crews wait for tow trucks

Treeplanters from Shakti Reforestation are adding to the forests of Mount Thom Park. (City of Chilliwack)
Treeplanting project in Mount Thom Park will keep Chilliwack forest resilient

So far they’ve planted 2,000 of 80,000 trees planned for popular park on Promontory

Fire damage is seen in the windows of an apartment on Yale Road on April 21, 2021 following a fire there the night before. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress)
Chilliwack Fire Dept. reminds people again to have working smoke alarms following 2nd blaze in 2 days

All six halls responded to bedroom fire in apartment on Yale Road above restaurant in Chilliwack

Bert Brink Wildlife Management Area was the site of illegally dumped drywall reported on April 19, 2021. (Michael Hill photo)
Another cache of dumped drywall in Chilliwack prompts suggestion to block access

Pile of drywall likely asbestos containing discarded in wildlife management area

A large crowd protested against COVID-19 measures at Sunset Beach in Vancouver on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. (Snapchat)
VIDEO: Large, police-patrolled crowds gather at Vancouver beach for COVID protests

Vancouver police said they patrolled the area and monitored all gatherings

Thousands have converged in Whonnock Lake Park to enjoy the nice weather. (Roxanne Hooper/The News)
Thousands enjoy B.C. park with warnings about social distancing

Portable toilets installed in anticipation of nice weather

FILE – The Instagram app is shown on an iPhone in Toronto on Monday, March 19, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graeme Roy
Judge acquits B.C. teen boy ‘set up’ on sex assault charge based on Instagram messages

The girl and her friends did not have ‘good intentions’ towards the accused, judge says

Kai Palkeinen recently helped a car stuck on the riverbed near the Big Eddy Bridge. While the car could not be saved, some of the driver’s belongings were. It’s common for vehicles to get stuck in the area due to significantly changing river levels from Revelstoke Dam. (Photo by Kai Palkeinen)
“I just sank a car’: Revelstoke resident tries to save vehicle from the Columbia River

Although it’s not permitted, the riverbed near the city is popular for off roading

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Playland at the PNE is set to reopen this May, with COVID-19 health and safety measures approved by the province. (Website/Playland)
VIDEO: Playland at PNE scheduled to reopen this May to masked customers

British Columbians are discouraged from travelling outside of their local health authority to visit the theme park

Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Huawei, walks down the street with an acquaintance after leaving B.C. Supreme Court during a lunch break at her extradition hearing, in Vancouver, B.C., Thursday, April 1, 2021. A judge is scheduled to release her decision today on a request to delay the final leg of hearings in Meng Wanzhou’s extradition case. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Rich Lam
B.C. judge grants Meng Wanzhou’s request to delay extradition hearings

Lawyers for Canada’s attorney general had argued there is no justification to delay proceedings in the case

B.C. Premier John Horgan announces travel restrictions between the province’s regional health authorities at the legislature, April 19, 2021. (B.C. government photo)
B.C. sees 862 more COVID-19 cases Wednesday, seven deaths

Recreational travel restrictions set to begin Friday

B.C. Finance Minister Selina Robinson is photographed following her budget speech in the legislative assembly at the provincial legislature in Victoria, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito
B.C. budget lacks innovative drive, vision during uncertain times, say experts

Finance Minister Selina Robinson’s budget sets out to spend $8.7 billion over three years on infrastructure

Most Read