The Qualicum Beach Museum has a shiny new gate and fence, replacing the old chain-link style.
The original fence around the museum dated back to when it was a BC Hydro facility. First Nations Interpreter at the museum, Francis Recalma, said it was time for something a bit more pleasing to the eye.
“There was concern from Museum staff and board members that the look of the fence may have made the building appear more like a penitentiary then a welcoming museum,” he said.
The new fence was funded in part by a grant from the Parksville Qualicum Community Foundation and purchased from a local fencing company, Express Custom Gates and Railings.
Recalma said the feedback they’ve received on the fence has been very positive so far and they are now looking into a second phase to continue the length of fencing along the front of the museum.
The ribbon cutting ceremony that took place last week for the fence happened during a Business After Business Networking event hosted by the Qualicum Beach Museum in collaboration with Evelyn Clark, CEO of the Qualicum Beach Chamber of Commerce. The event was a great success, said museum manager Netanja Waddell, attracting many members from the local business community. The event also celebrated the recent achievements at the museum, such as the completion of the first phase of their oral history project.
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