As construction nears finish, Rossland preps for celebration

The downtown re-opening celebration will be this Saturday, Nov. 3.

  • Wed Oct 31st, 2012 2:00pm
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This is week 25 of the 26 week construction schedule!

All the terra cotta coloured paving tiles have been laid, and the grey pavers near the cenotaph, Father Pat Memorial and Harry Lefevre Square will be completed by Friday. The stage in Harry Lefevre Square should be finished by week’s end. All plantings will also be complete by then.

The streetlights are now turning on at night and the banners will be hanging on the light standards by the end of this week.

The base for the Spirit of Red’s Olaus Jeldness statue will be built in front of the Bank of Montreal building in the next two weeks, but the statue itself is scheduled to be installed later this winter.

Bus stop shelters will begin to be built this week and finished by end of next week.

The downtown re-opening celebration will be this Saturday, Nov. 3. The party is from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. There will be music, activities for kids and great sales from our downtown merchants. At 2 p.m., please meet everyone at St. Paul and Columbia Avenue, in front of the Alpine Grind. That’s where the ribbon cutting ceremony will take place. Then from around 2:20-2:30 p.m., there will be a community procession down Columbia Avenue Please bring your wheels, weather permitting: bikes, strollers, rollerblades, or skateboards.

At 2:30 p.m., once everyone has congregated near Harry Lefevre Square, a community photo will be taken from above. This is a historic moment, so please make the effort to be there! Service groups are encouraged to come in uniform and stand together as a visible group in the photograph. For more information about the party, please refer to the Rossland Chamber of Commerce website or call Renee at 362-5666. We could still use a few more volunteers!

As always, please feel free to visit Mayor Granstrom Mondays from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at city hall. Please contact us at columbiaproject@rossland.ca with your comments, concerns, ideas or questions. The telephone number for technical questions and concerns is 250-362-2328.

~Your Columbia Project Communication Task Force