As part of the Town’s Centennial Celebrations, beginning the week of May 13 (weather dependent) the mural facing Riverfront Park will be renewed.
Celebrating 100 years of the Town of Peace River, the new mural will focus on the river and its evolving role over the last century. From a vantage point northwest of the original Townsite, the mural incorporates the DA Thomas, the rail bridge (the first crossing of the Peace River), as well as contemporary uses of the river, and the town and surrounding landscape. The design was developed in collaboration with mural artists at Flying Colours, the Peace River Centennial Committee, and the building owners. This mural renewal would not be possible without the cooperation of building owners, Ian and Peggy Gardner.
Our new Centennial Mural will replace the mural currently facing Riverfront Park. The original mural was painted in 1989 and has been repaired once since then. Unfortunately, it has since deteriorated to a point where restoration is not feasible and so it was felt Peace River’s Centennial year would be a fitting time to retire it.