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Art teams up with recreation in Castlegar

Castlegar Friends of Parks and Trails comes out ahead following Robson event
Keith Shelefontiuk with his time-bending artwork

Castlegar’s Friends of Parks and Trails held a bike park fundraiser last Thursday night at the Lions Head Pub in Robson.

Local painter Keith Shelefontiuk donated a custom watercolour painting called “Now Playing.” Keith has a special connection to our project as his father Nick Shelefontiuk was one of the original proprietors for the Elk Drive-in Theatre that operated from 1952 to 1963 on the site we are developing. Therefore, the painting shows the original drive-in theatre site as it may of looked, however, the people at the theatre are seeing the future of the site projected on the screen and there is a mountain bike film being shown.

The idea from the club is that the image would be reproduced as a scanned image that could be used on t-Shirts and other merchandise to help market the club’s project.  In the future the painting will be auctioned off, probably sometime in the fall.