A mural program can not only put Ladner Village on the map, but the entire City of Delta.
That’s what resident and Delta Mural Society founder Richard Mayer is saying about the possibility of having new murals painted for all three Delta communities.
Still looking for additional volunteer board members and about to accept general memberships, the new society’s goal is to have a Delta-wide mural program as a way to increase tourism opportunities and help local businesses.
The new society is modelled after the Chemainus Festival of Murals Society, he explained.
“I’ve been talking with the City of Delta and numerous people the past five years and the vision we have is a community-wide mural program. It’s to have murals that are done in a mindful, tasteful way and what the community would like to see,” he added.
The local murals would focus on the themes fishing, farming, Indigenous culture as well as nature and wildlife.
One site being considered is the historic Ladner Fishermen’s Hall, which is a former train station on the historic Port Guichon wharf.
Also working with the Delta Fishing Heritage Society, Mayer hopes the City of Delta will be able to host an upcoming Global Mural Conference, once it becomes a member of the Global Mural Association.
South Delta artist Gary Nay last summer painted a colourful mural on a side wall of the Telus building facing 48th Avenue, a project commissioned by the city which Mayer described as a wonderful step for the village.
A mural program was also among the ideas the Ladner Village Renewal Advisory Committee had put forward, saying it would add more vibrancy for Ladner Village.
For more information about the society call Mayer at 604-805-9622 or check deltamurals.org.