Susan White works on the mural at the entrance of the Qualicum & District Curling Club. The club got the mural approved by Town of Qualicum Beach council in December, 2017. — Lauren Collins photo

Qualicum Beach curling club has new mural

Painting started and finished on Thursday, April 26

Now that’s how to “hurry hard.”

Work began and finished on the Qualicum & District Curling Club’s mural Thursday (April 26).

Susan White, a Qualicum Beach resident and curling club member, painted the design onto the side of the building with a little help from the club’s communications director, Robert Jensen.

White, an artist herself, said she usually works in pastel.

“I don’t usually work with a brush,” she said. “(It’s) interesting, especially with the stucco. It’s really fun trying to get a straight line on stucco.”

The mural is to the left of the curling club’s entrance. It depicts someone throwing a curling rock.

“Nobody knows where the curling club is because it sort of blends into the community hall, so people in town don’t know where it is. This is to identify the entrance to the curling club,” said Jensen, adding that the paint was donated to the club by the Qualicum Beach Benjamin Moore.

The Qualicum & District Curling Club is located at 644 Memorial Ave., and is attached to the Qualicum Beach Community Hall.

The Town of Qualicum Beach council approved the painting of the mural at its Dec. 11, 2017 regular council meeting.

RELATED: Council OKs Qualicum Beach curling club mural

“This project really started with the mayor’s idea and between the town council and the curling club, they settled on this,” Jensen said.

He previously told The NEWS in January that one of the club’s strategies is to make the facility more accessible and inviting for the community.

Since then, Jensen said, renovations inside the club have just finished up. He said pickleball groups also play at the club a few days a week.

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