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Call for Artists: New Westminster Environmental Partners

New Westminster Environmental Partners
Call for Artists (including Photographic Artists)

Focus on
Capture the natural wonders of the
Brunette River
and its tributaries

All mediums welcome

New Westminster Environmental Partners is calling for artists to paint or photograph some aspects of the Brunette River or its tributaries. This river and its tributaries connects many communities and municipalities and continues to struggle in bringing us nature so close to our homes. It is a gem that many of us have overlooked. The Plaskett Gallery at the Massey Theatre has offered to have a showing in March 2020 of up to 25 medium sized paintings/photos.

Few people are aware that one of the tributaries extends from Central Park in Burnaby and flows through to 29th & Slocan in Vancouver then swings North and then South before heading East by the Grandview Hwy before crossing under the #1 hwy. into Burnaby. There are a number of creeks that flow into Deer Lake from North of Kingsway which then runs into Burnaby Lake. Other creeks flow from as far North as Port Moody and Burnaby Mountain and then into the Brunette River while a few streams from Coquitlam flow also flow into the Brunette. This river was once considered “dead” from the 1950’s to the early 1980’s. It took members of the Sapperton Fish & Game Club 14 years (from 1969) before they saw the first salmon spawning in 1983. All nature around this river (and others like it) wrestles daily to stay alive with construction, polluters, various people in many levels of government and others who do not know that it is there or think of its precarious position.

We hope that artists will take the opportunity to shine some light on the Brunette, an urban jewel.

Contact: Vic Leach, NWEP Brunette River Projects Coordinator
778 – 237-0052 |

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