photo submitted

2019 Canada Winter Games announce Red Deer’s latest public art piece

Unity Through Sport - 2019 is featured on the south side of Central Elementary School

The 2019 Canada Winter Games are proud to announce Red Deer’s latest public art piece Unity Through Sport – 2019. Created by Voyager Art & Tile Inc., the piece is featured on the south side of the revitalized Central Elementary School.

“Unity Through Sport- 2019 is a legacy art project that highlights the athletic excellence, community spirit and the significance of the 2019 Games in Red Deer,” said Lyn Radford, 2019 Canada Winter Games Board Chair. “The 2019 Games is more than sport, this is one of many cultural legacies for Central Alberta as a result of hosting the Games.”

Unity Through Sport – 2019 features three distinct elements: a torch, 13 maple leaves within a ribbon pattern and 19 pieces of transparent glass. The torch is a symbol of peace, friendship, tolerance and hope, which unites communities across the nation. It symbolizes the gathering of the nation’s youth. The athletes of the 2019 Games leave the City with a true sense of understanding for each other as Canadians. The ribbon patterns is representative of the movement of the energy of the torch, as well as the Red Deer River. Within the ribbon are 13 maple leaves that represent each province and territory. Each of the 19 transparent blue pieces of glass represent the individual sports of the Games and mingled within them is an array of dichroic glass that changes colour with the sun’s movement. The changing colours of the glass signify the mosaic of participants and dynamic volunteers of the 2019 Games and the growing Central Alberta community who use the revitalized Central Elementary School building and Gary W. Harris Celebration Plaza as an accessible, cultural gathering space.

The legacy art project was made possible through a generous donation. The donor will be announced during the Gary W. Harris Celebration Plaza opening on Feb. 13th, 2019.

Just Posted

Singer/songwriter John Wort Hannam heads to the Elks Lodge April 12th

Concert is being hosted by the Central Music Festival Society

Young athletes hope to achieve Olympics dreams through RBC Training Ground

Olympic sport talent scouting event took place in Red Deer Sunday morning

Sharon and Bram head to Red Deer on final tour

The duo is celebrating their 40th anniversary farewell tour

Supporters rally for Jason Kenney as UCP leader stops in Red Deer

Kenney promises equalization reform, stopping ‘Trudeau-Notley’ payroll hike, trade, economic mobility

Edmonton judge rules Omar Khadr’s sentence has expired

Eight-year sentence imposed in 2010 would have ended last October had Khadr remained in custody

Sources say Trudeau rejected Wilson-Raybould’s conservative pick for high court

Wilson-Raybould said Monday “there was no conflict between the PM and myself”

Apple announces its long-awaited streaming TV service

The iPhone has long been Apple’s marquee product and main money maker, but sales are starting to decline

Trudeau delivers campaign-style speech while introducing candidate Taggart

The Order of British Columbia recipient said she wants to be the people’s voice in Ottawa

15 Canadians on cruise ship that was stranded off Norway; one injured

The cruise ship was carrying 1,373 passengers and crew when it issued a mayday call on Saturday afternoon

1,300 cruise ship passengers rescued by helicopter amid storm off Norway’s coast

Rescue teams with helicopters and boats were sent to evacuate the cruise ship under extremely difficult circumstances

B.C. university to offer first graduate program on mindfulness in Canada

University of the Fraser Valley says the mostly-online program focuses on self-care and well being

Sentencing judge in Broncos crash calls for carnage on highways to end

Judge Inez Cardinal sentenced Jaskirat Singh Sidhu to eight years

Most Read