The Welcome to Ladner heron got some festive looks this holiday season.
Reader Leslie Sharpe submitted photos of the heron, part of the Welcome to Ladner sign on Ladner Trunk Road, all decked out in Christmas and subsequently New Year’s outfits.
The Optimist ran a story in November 2017 about the man, who wished to remain anonymous, who decorates the sign for special occasions.
He’s lived in Ladner with his family for more than 30 years and loves and cherishes the community.
“It’s a good community. I’ve always been involved in coaching, sports and active in the community,” he told the Optimist. “One day my family and I were travelling across the Lions Gate Bridge and I saw the two lions that sit at the bridge and someone had put hockey jerseys on them. I thought what a great idea. It was in my head and Delta had just changed the welcome sign and included the heron. Someone put a hat on it, and I thought I could do better.”