Sea to Sky Eagle

Unveiling Date

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March 18, 2011

Location

: Courtyard between the entrance of Maple Ridge City Hall and the Ridge Meadows RCMP Detachment - 11995 Haney Place, Maple Ridge, BC

Materials Used

: Constructed of fiberglass. The Eagle is roughly 7 ½ ft. tall and comes on a stand. The Eagle weighs approximately 120 lbs. The metal base weight is approximately 50 lbs.

Funding/Contributing Partners

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Funding for the sculpture came equally from the Public Art Steering Committee and private donations.
  • Maple Ridge Lions Club
  • Haney Builders' Supply
  • Big Valley Heating & Sheet Metal Ltd.
  • Lougheed Tire Sales & Service Ltd.
  • Fox's Reach Pub and Grill
  • The Witch of Endor Pub
  • Lordco Auto Parts
  • T& T auto Parts Ltd.
  • Carline Muffler
  • PSVC Chartered Accountants
  • Willco Plumbing & Heating Ltd.
  • Coldwell Banker Tri- Tell Realty

Stories Associated

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Every winter from November to February literally thousands of Bald Eagles arrive to migrate on the West Coast of British Columbia to feast on Salmon on the banks of our rivers and tributaries. The Bald Eagle makes a statement of strength, striking appearance, grace and personifies freedom.

With this in mind the Bald Eagle migrated onto the streets of Vancouver, Vancouver Island and beyond to complete the trilogy of public arts projects by the BC Lions Society. The first being the Orca coming out of the Pacific Ocean, then the Spirit Bear coming out of the forests of Northern BC, followed by the Bald Eagle soaring through the skies of the West Coast from April 2009 to April 2010 in support of the BC Lions Society’s Easter Seal Services and the Canucks for Kids Fund.