A new flag flies proudly at city entrance

Flag flies at entrance to city

Communities in Bloom has installed a new flagpole at the end of Columbia Ave.

Betsy Kline

 

Castlegar News

 

Castlegar Communities in Bloom (CIB) has once again further beautified our city.

You can now see a Canadian flag flying proudly on a tall flag pole at the north end of Columbia Ave. just before the Robson bridge.

The flag pole was the brainchild of CIB member Kathy Gregory who thought it would be a great way to welcome people to Castlegar.

Part of her inspiration was the fact that this is the 50th anniversary of the current design of the Canadian Flag.

Fundraising efforts began in February and the project came together quickly.

“I would truly like to thank all that donated and helped me through this.” said Gregory.

A grand opening ceremony will be held July 27 at 9 a.m. The event will coincide with the judging of the Communities in Bloom competition.

One aspect of the judging is community involvement so CIB organizers would like to invite and encourage the community to come out for the ceremony.

“The more people who come, the better,” added Gregory.

The generous individual and business donors will be honoured at the ceremony with the installation of a bronze plaque listing donors names.

Several organizations donated $500 or more to the project: Steve’s No Frills, Kootenay Savings, Zellstoff Celgar, Teck, Heritage Credit Union, City of Castlegar, Fortis BC and Regional District of Central Kootenay Areas I and J.