A new initiative from the Chestermere Streetscape Committee invites residents to submit photos for a new set of banners that will be displayed in Anniversary Park.
“The idea behind our community banner project is community pride and participation,” says Bea Germain, Chair of the Chestermere Streetscape Committee. “The project is open to all residents, and we are encouraging people use these banners to tell the community what living in Chestermere means to them.”
Germain adds that banners can feature photos and short text or quotes that illustrate the community’s favorite local activities, pets, family, hobbies, or even their best photos of Chestermere scenery.
The cost to participate is $80 for one side of a banner. Participants who would like to pay for their banner with a credit card or cheque will need to complete the form available on the City’s website. There is an additional form available for any participants who would prefer to pay for their banner with PayPal.
Participants can use the above form links to upload their photos in .jpeg and any text in PDF. Please note that there is a word limit of 25 words and applications may be edited for appropriateness and text length.
Once the $80 fee is paid, the banners will be produced and displayed in Anniversary Park from spring to fall each year.
“Our goal is to have the first batch of banners on display sometime in June,” adds Germain. “We will continue to accept new banner applications from the community each year, as banners will be placed in storage each fall, and then re-hung each spring along with any new submissions we receive.”
The Chestermere Streetscape Committee is a volunteer group that receives funding from City Council for beautification projects. Over the years this committee has been involved in a number of projects throughout the city including the current veterans’ banner program, and the recent Rain Barrel Contest.