On behalf of the Main Street Sculpture Project Task Force Dianne Russell made a presentation to Flin Flon City Council at their meeting Tuesday night on Main Street Revitalization. She explained on May of 2021 the City was gifted with five animal sculptures through an estate to display in the community. The decision of where to home them was discussed among a committee of local businesses and community members with the vacant lots on Main Street being the most popular due to the visibility and large impact of the vacant lots. Russell noted the goals are to create culturally appropriate themes and designs for the vacant lots by engaging populations through community survey with pre-determined options, enabling Indigenous group members to spearhead Indigenous themes and options, designs by artists chosen through community engagement and selections and utilizing the Water and the Wild branding. They would provide an experience on Main Street by providing stories, beautiful sculptures and space for performers, workshops and pop up restaurants while providing light in unlit locations. Council received the report as information including the request for 150 thousand dollars over three years to fund the project along with various grants available to the committee.
The date for City Council’s next meeting has been changed from December 6th to November 29th.