Mural planned for Jim Ciccone Civic Centre

The Jim Ciccone Civic Centre will be getting a colourful makeover this fall as artist Jeff King will put a mural the blank entryway.

The Jim Ciccone Civic Centre will be getting a colourful makeover this fall as artist Jeff King will put a new face to the currently blank entryway.

King, who has completed multiple murals around town including the newest addition on the west side of the Moby Dick Inn, will be creating another wildlife themed painting depicting a group of otters swimming through North Coast waters.

Work on the mural is expected to begin this week after multiple businesses and organizations chipped in to cover the $13,000 cost. The District of Port Edward announced at the Sept. 18 Prince Rupert and District Chamber of Commerce meeting that it would be providing the last $3,000 needed to begin painting, while another $3,000 is coming from Ridley Terminals Inc. Both Pacific NorthWest LNG and Northern Savings Credit Union are donating $2,500 toward the mural while the City of Prince Rupert Recreation Department is providing $2,000.

“We think it is a great idea to help with this mural because our children and adults also use the civic centre and I think it would be nice to be involved with this,” said Port Edward Mayor Dave MacDonald.

“Council is very happy to be able to help.”

In addition to financial donations, Rona has donated the paint and Cow Bay Gift Galley has provided in-kind donations for the work to take place.

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