Handprints of elementary students for splash pad

Barriere Elementary students leave their handprints for soon to be built splash pad

Lindsay Arcand paints green paint onto a youngsters hand

Lindsay Arcand paints green paint onto a youngsters hand

Splash pad committee members Lindsay Arcand, Lynn Wright and Tasha Buchanan spent four hours on June 23 collecting hand prints at Barriere Elementary of each student for a time capsule type art project that will be affixed to the shade structure being constructed at the Splash Pad site in Fadear Park.

An imprint of each child’s hand was taken in their choice of color, and the child’s initials were added to the print.

“We feel it will help give our community youth a sense of ownership and pride over this project they’ve worked so hard for year after year,” said Buchanan, “I’d really like to thank principal Gordon Cumming and all of the teachers for accommodating such a time consuming project at the school.  It was a morning of smiles, laughter, and a whole lot of glorious mess.”

Buchanan also provided a quick update on the Splash in the Past project construction.

“We are just waiting for Interior Health to review the engineered drawings and specifications of the project as mandated by legislation.  They’re quite busy this time of year but we should be able to get the green light to move forward soon,” said Buchanan, “People will soon see construction beginning on the extension of the roof on the little log cabin that will house the manifold and controls for the splash pad.  There are so many people and businesses who have stepped up with time and finances in order to add these great additions to this amazing new asset; it just blows me away.”

She says the splash pad committee will be  making sure that the entire community knows the names of all the incredibly generous people, businesses and organizations that have helped with this project.

We hope you’ll stop and shake their hand,” said Buchanan, “The people of Barriere are truly a marvel.”