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Local artists to enhance Beaverton Harbour with fish-themed art


DARRYL KNIGHT The Standard


BROCK: Brock Arts and Culture recently received unanimous approval from council, to install a series of fish-themed artworks, at Beaverton Harbour. This initiative aims to celebrate the indigenous fish species of Lake Simcoe, adding both aesthetic and educational value to the area.

Local artists have volunteered their talents, to create vibrant representations of various fish, including Perch, Trout, Pike, Whitefish, Bass, and Walleye. Future additions may include Ling and Herring, reflecting the diverse aquatic life of the lake. These art pieces will be mounted on existing posts along the harbour wall, fastened with multiple screws, ensuring they are safe and do not obstruct public pathways.

Each piece of artwork will measure up to 10 inches wide by 16 inches long, fitting seamlessly within the dimensions of the posts. The installation is designed to be easily repairable, in case of vandalism, allowing for sustainable maintenance. Councillors unanimously approved the initiative, at their meeting, on the evening of Monday, May 27th.

“I would like to personally thank the group for all the work on this, and I look forward to seeing how cool these are,” commented Regional Councillor Mike Jubb.

The project is slated for completion before the school holidays, aiming to engage families and children who frequent the harbour during the summer. By showcasing the variety of fish in Lake Simcoe, the initiative provides an educational opportunity for visitors to learn about the local ecosystem.

Brock Arts and Culture believes this artistic addition will be a visually appealing attraction, enhancing the harbour's charm for both residents and visitors. The council's enthusiastic support underscores the community's commitment to celebrating and preserving its natural and cultural heritage.

With installation set to begin shortly, the fish-themed art promises to be a delightful and informative addition to Beaverton Harbour, enriching the community's connection to its local environment.

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