Students astonished and delighted Water for Riley with the variety and creativity of drinking fountain designs.
Monday, Nov. 16, 2015, five members of Water for Riley watched 19 ACAD students present their designs. And we aren’t done yet. More student designs are expected.
Any one of the designs we saw would enhance beloved and heavily used Riley Park. We don’t envy the jury of professionals who will have to choose the winning design.
Water for Riley is nurturing compounding, positive spin offs
The students will experience additional constructive feedback on their work, will have exposure for their talent they would not otherwise have, and three neighbouring learning institutions are now collaborating with the community in new ways. The project will end when the fountain is turned on, and the relationships will continue.
Students met with City Parks staff in Riley Park on a September research trip, which informed and inspired their designs.
To help make Water for Riley and the students’ dream become reality, please support the drinking fountain in Riley Park. Donations can be made through the Parks Foundation Calgary. Specify the donation is for Water for Riley.
Email us or phone 403 862 1923 with questions or to volunteer.