Revealed: drinking fountain will be Reflecting Blooms

Reflecting Blooms is the jury’s unanimous choice.

ACAD student Michelle Lazo’s elegant and accessible drinking fountain design was unveiled last night.

In a warm, entertaining, and supportive event, Michelle and her fellow student finalists learned the jury’s decision.

Francesca, Kale Ann and Michelle react to the unveiling of Michelle’s Reflecting Blooms as the winning design

Although only one design can be built for Riley Park, all the speakers expressed the same message:

Water for Riley isn’t only about a drinking fountain.

SAIT instructor Greg Ball, ACAD instructor Kerry Harmer, ACAD President Daniel Doz, Jury Chair Sally Truss and City of Calgary representative Ron Buchan, all spoke of how the Water for Riley project has been a community-building and engagement process from the beginning.

The students learned more than how to design a drinking fountain.

And, for Michelle, the learning will continue. Michelle will be involved in Water for Riley’s ongoing tasks of fundraising and overseeing the engineering, fabrication, and installation of “her” drinking fountain.

Kale, Michelle and Francesca with their designs.

Water for Riley congratulates all 29 SAIT and ACAD students who submitted designs.

If you want to help please call 403 862 1923. Let’s discuss which Water for Riley volunteer activity is right for you.

To donate, click in the button to go to the Parks Foundation. Once at the Parks Foundation site, please indicate your donation is for Water for Riley Park.