Council agrees to allow clay tiles installed at the Duck Pond trestle bridge

With $1,200 left in their tile project funding, Cowichan Intercultural Society representative Bev Thompson met with the town’s elected officials earlier this month to discuss what they’d like to do with it.

 

With $1,200 left in their tile project funding, Cowichan Intercultural Society representative Bev Thompson met with the town’s elected officials earlier this month to discuss what they’d like to do with it.

To council’s unanimous approval, Thompson’s proposition was to have all of the 650 clay tiles Cowichan Lake area residents have decorated over the past year glued to the Cowichan River trestle bridge by Duck Pond.

“We have magnets on the tiles, so we’d sand off the back and use an adhesive,” Thompson told council.

“It certainly looks a lot better than the graffiti on there,” mayor Ross Forrest said.

Volunteers will be sought for the project, to help keep costs low.

Until then, the tiles will be on display in Duncan’s Island Savings Centre for a public event, Thursday, March 31, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Story-telling, arts, crafts, and other cultural activities will all take place during the event.

It’s hoped the tiles go up at the trestle bridge some time this year.