Greenbelt unveilings

By David F. Rooney

The illecillewaet Greenbelt Society’s directors were all smiles on Wednesday as they gathered in the late autumn patch of river-side forest to officially unveil a set of very artistic ceramic trail signs by Nancy Geismar and Mas Matsushita and a fantastic bench by Rod Aspeslet.

These two projects were completed with¬†funding from the Province of BC’s Resort Municipality Initiative Program administered by the City of Revelstoke via its¬†Tourism Infrastructure Committee. Councillors Linda Nixon and Steve Bender and CAO Tim Palmer represented the City at this event.

Here are a few photos from the unveiling:

Artists Mas Matsushita and Nancy Geismar (center, flanking the sign) produced six beautiful ceramic trail signs for the Greenbelt this summer and fall. The signs were officially unveiled on Wednesday, November 19, by Illecillewaet Greenbelt Society Directors Louisa F;eking, Don Pegues and Barb Kemerer. Board members Toni Johnston and Chris Johnston were not present for the ceremony, while I was behind the camera. David F. Rooney photo
Artists Mas Matsushita and Nancy Geismar (center, flanking the sign) produced six beautiful ceramic trail signs for the Greenbelt this summer and fall. The signs were officially unveiled on Wednesday, November 19, by Illecillewaet Greenbelt Society Directors Louisa F;eking, Don Pegues and Barb Kemerer. Board members Toni Johnston and Chris Johnston were not present for the ceremony, while I was behind the camera. David F. Rooney photo
That lovely bench created by Rod Aspeslet was officially unveiled on Wednesday. Here, artists Mas Matsushita and Nancy Geismar and board directors Barb Kemerer, Louisa Fleming and Don Pegues pose with City Councillors Steve Bender and Linda Nixon as wells Chief Administrative Officer Tim Palmer. Missing from the photo: the bench's creator, Rod Aspeslet; IGS directors Toni Johnston and Chris Johnston. I was behind the camera. David F. Rooney photo
That lovely bench created by Rod Aspeslet was officially unveiled on Wednesday. Here, artists Mas Matsushita and Nancy Geismar and board directors Barb Kemerer, Louisa Fleming and Don Pegues pose with City Councillors Steve Bender and Linda Nixon as wells Chief Administrative Officer Tim Palmer. Missing from the photo: the bench’s creator, Rod Aspeslet; IGS directors Toni Johnston and Chris Johnston. I was behind the camera. David F. Rooney photo
Woodworker Rod Aspeslet (left) poses with the gorgeous new bench he made for the Illecillewaet Greenbelt Society using wood cut and milled by Tom Scott (right). The new bench was officially unveiled on Wednesday, November 19. David F. Rooney photo
Woodworker Rod Aspeslet (left) poses with the gorgeous new bench he made for the Illecillewaet Greenbelt Society using wood cut and milled by Tom Scott (right). The new bench was officially unveiled on Wednesday, November 19. David F. Rooney photo