Work is progressing quickly on a mural near the entrance to Harbour Quay.
Artist Shayne Lloyd has been hard at work adding colour to the brick wall behind Canadian Maritime Engineering (CME). He could be spotted adding some shading during a painting session on the morning of Monday, Aug. 17.
Although rainfall this week has interrupted his work, you can still head down to the brick wall across the street from the train station and see the portraits that Lloyd has started, representing five Tseshaht First Nation elders.
The City of Port Alberni has extended road closures on Harbour Road until Monday, Aug. 24 to enable Lloyd to finish up the mural. Harbour Road will be closed Saturday, Aug. 22 across from the Port Alberni Train Station from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 23 from 6 a.m. until dusk, and Monday, Aug. 24 from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. and again from 5 p.m. until dusk.
Motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians are asked to pay close attention to signage when in the area.
The Arrowsmith Rotary Club is still raising funds for the mural with the sale of bricks. To purchase a brick for $25, reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Arrowsmith Rotary Facebook page. Orders can also be placed in person at INEO Employment Services and Swale Rock Cafe (both on Argyle Street).