Sketching Event: Canada Day at Prince’s Island Park

July 1
9:00 am – 11:15 Photo Op 11:30

🌞Note Early Start Time Due to Heat Warnings!🌞

It is my understanding there are no Canada Day celebrations in the park, so it should be pretty quiet.

Description: 💎One of Calgary’s jewel parks.💎 As per Calgary Parks website, “Prince’s Island was named after Peter Anthony Prince, a lumberman from Quebec who came to Calgary in 1886 and founded the Eau Claire Lumber Mill. The Eau Claire and Bow River Lumber Company dug a channel (now the lagoon) to get logs from Kananaskis closer to the Calgary sawmill, resulting in an island. In 1889 Prince formed the Calgary Water Power Company to supply electric streetlights to the town. Despite its name, the company used steam generators powered by sawdust until 1893 when Prince built Calgary’s first hydro-electric plant near the east end of the lagoon. After his death in 1925 the mill was still operational until 1944. The land was purchased by The City from the remaining Prince family in 1947 for development of park land.​​​​​​​​​​”

Let’s try and incorporate people in our sketches.

Meet: Find a spot and start sketching when you arrive. Feel free to arrive earlier. Plan to meet up at 11:30 at the large steps/seating area at the channel/lagoon on the east side of the main bridge from Eau Claire, on the north side of the channel/lagoon. See map posted below. It is here we will share sketches and have a photo op.

If you are not comfortable meeting, then you are welcome to go during the week. Send your sketch to Belinda Ramscar by noon July 1. Email address listed on our web page, . jpg format preferred. Or post on our Facebook Page and I will grab it.

Inclement Weather: Event will be cancelled.

Please stay home if you feel unwell, uncomfortable, or are exhibiting any symptoms.

Don’t forget to bring your mask! See link to Public Health Agency of Canada for mask wearing guidelines.

Meet at the Red X

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