Calgary, AB,
21
November
2015
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20:44
America/Denver

North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre and community join Calgary Fire Department to unveil art project in celebration of fire station rebuild

 

 

 

To kick-off construction of the new Mount Pleasant Fire Station 7, the Calgary Fire Department, North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre and surrounding community gathered today to unveil a community art project. The art adds a unique visual element to the construction site.

Called ‘Many Hands Makes Artwork,’ the temporary interactive installation will decorate the construction fencing along 4th Street N.W. during the tear-down of the existing station and construction of a new station. The existing station is slated for replacement due to its age and functionality.

“Mount Pleasant Fire Station 7 is now almost 50 years old, and replacing it is important to provide the needed emergency services to this neighbourhood and surrounding communities. On behalf of the Province of Alberta, I am happy to announce our support in the form of $11.4 million in funding from the Municipal Sustainability Initiative to help replace this facility,” said MLA for Calgary-Klein Craig Coolahan.

Calgary artists Sandra Civitarese, Lisa Tornack and Heather Urness developed the concept for the art project, which spans more than 100 feet of construction fencing. Mount Pleasant residents, including youth and senior groups, worked with the artists to create the project.

“Our fire stations are such a part of the community that celebrating today with an art project that the community will not only get to enjoy, but were part of creating, is so fitting,” said Mayor Naheed Nenshi. “Calgary is a great place to live, and the colourful and inspiring art that will decorate this construction site, along with a new, more functional fire station to provide needed emergency services in this community, are part of the reasons why.”

“Along with providing high quality emergency services, our firefighters are dedicated to being good neighbours and playing an active role in all Calgary communities,” said Acting Fire Chief Ken Uzeloc. “This project demonstrates our continued involvement in, and commitment to, the communities we serve.”

Construction will begin on the more than 1,300 square metres (more than 14,000 square feet) two-storey replacement fire station before the end of the year and is anticipated to be complete by the end of 2017. Fire crews have already relocated and are working out of a temporary fire station at 430 36th Avenue N.E. until the new station opens. 

The $14.8 million cost of the replacement facility has been budgeted for with funding from the Province of Alberta’s Municipal Sustainability Initiative. For more information on the Calgary Fire Department and the Mount Pleasant Fire Station redevelopment, please visit Calgary.ca/fire.  

To kick-off construction of the new Mount Pleasant Fire Station 7, the Calgary Fire Department, North Mount Pleasant Arts Centre and surrounding community gathered today to unveil a community art project. The art adds a unique visual element to the construction site.

Called ‘Many Hands Makes Artwork,’ the temporary interactive installation will decorate the construction fencing along 4th Street N.W. during the tear-down of the existing station and construction of a new station. The existing station is slated for replacement due to its age and functionality.

“Mount Pleasant Fire Station 7 is now almost 50 years old, and replacing it is important to provide the needed emergency services to this neighbourhood and surrounding communities. On behalf of the Province of Alberta, I am happy to announce our support in the form of $11.4 million in funding from the Municipal Sustainability Initiative to help replace this facility,” said MLA for Calgary-Klein Craig Coolahan.

Calgary artists Sandra Civitarese, Lisa Tornack and Heather Urness developed the concept for the art project, which spans more than 100 feet of construction fencing. Mount Pleasant residents, including youth and senior groups, worked with the artists to create the project.

“Our fire stations are such a part of the community that celebrating today with an art project that the community will not only get to enjoy, but were part of creating, is so fitting,” said Mayor Naheed Nenshi. “Calgary is a great place to live, and the colourful and inspiring art that will decorate this construction site, along with a new, more functional fire station to provide needed emergency services in this community, are part of the reasons why.”

“Along with providing high quality emergency services, our firefighters are dedicated to being good neighbours and playing an active role in all Calgary communities,” said Acting Fire Chief Ken Uzeloc. “This project demonstrates our continued involvement in, and commitment to, the communities we serve.”

Construction will begin on the more than 1,300 square metres (more than 14,000 square feet) two-storey replacement fire station before the end of the year and is anticipated to be complete by the end of 2017. Fire crews have already relocated and are working out of a temporary fire station at 430 36th Avenue N.E. until the new station opens. 

The $14.8 million cost of the replacement facility has been budgeted for with funding from the Province of Alberta’s Municipal Sustainability Initiative. For more information on the Calgary Fire Department and the Mount Pleasant Fire Station redevelopment, please visit Calgary.ca/fire.  

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