To pick one highlight is hard since the entire Water for Riley experience has been outstanding. Would it be the excitement of planning, the delight of collaborating with a terrific group of fun volunteers, the rush when supporters say they’ve wanted a project like this for decades, or maybe building bridges among those wonderful people – hmmm, which one was the highlight?
Myra Miller, Major Gifts Officer
And then, the big reveal:
Students learned The Calgary Foundation awarded its Neighbours Grant to ACAD on Water for Riley’s behalf. With high fives, applause and fist bumps, students reacted in what they later described as “elation” at the recognition of their efforts. When they lined up in front of the designs pinned to the wall, it was, well, elation for us too.
Here are the student designers, elated, and then in front of their creations.
The student designers pose proudly in front of the prints of their unique designs
The news gets better: future showcases for the student designers’ impressive talent
Water for Riley has four or five, possibly six, display venues in the new year. The displays will give everyone a chance to see and interact with the designs, and leave comments.
Watch this blog for announcements on the dates and locations. Don’t wait for that before getting involved with Water for Riley.
Be part of it. Join the movement; help Riley Park attain a public drinking fountain, for future generations. Click the button to donate to make this wonderful, artistic drinking fountain become reality. Specify your support is for Water for Riley project.
We invite everyone to participate as a volunteer organizer, fundraiser, donor, sponsor, or any other role. Call 403 862 1923 and leave your contact information.