We would like to thank our awesome sponsors for helping us out with our project!!
ArtStarts in Schools: providing Michael Penny and carving supplies
BC Arts Council: making ArtStarts a reality
Government of British Columbia’s Creative Futures Program
Stella Jones Logging : Donating the 3 logs
School District 5 : Contributing funding and teacher release time
Chinook Scaffolding: donating scaffolding for carving, and time to train students to set it up
The Alpine Club of Canada: working with us to house us during the trip
Lori-Dawn McArthur: Assisting us throughout this process as a community liaison.
Elkford Parents Council: financial contributions
Elkford city council: financial contributions
Sparwood city council: financial contributions
Sparwood lions club: financial contributions
The Roberts family: Driving the arch to the Elk Lakes
The Marks family: Sacrificing their Sunday to fix an essential vehicle to the project.
Laura klafki: Driving out to bring the celebration for the grand opening
Megan kelly: Her expertise and participation for the students
Vinnie Kopodra: A great Archery clinic
Kerri Holmes: hours and hours of sculpting, directing, art direction, and working with students.
Clarkson Contracting: making the journey to dig the holes and pour concrete on their own time.
Elk Valley Thrift Shop: financial contributions
Teck: financial contributions
Sue Hanlon: financial contributions
Vic Bosio: Picking up and moving the logs in the cold of winter
BC Parks / Rangers: attending the event, and contributing essential wood for scaffolding
The Fernie Log Carver: Donating tons of time to make this project a success. Training 4 students into lag carvers.
Overwaitie: financial contributions
Alpine Lumber: deals upon deals as we purchased the necessary materials for this project.
BC Hydro: Permission to build on their right of way.
TransCanada Trail: particularly Sarah Meunier for hours and hours of phone conversations and guidance through the world of red tape.
Students / Staff / and Communities of the Elk Valley: support, understanding, and a willingness to allow this project to work.