Inukshuk proposal still up in the air


Photo : Chris Brandmann poses with one of his Inukshuk creations – submitted.

The fate of a six foot tall, hockey-puck Inukshuk rests in the hands of an artist, and the sponsor he’ll need to find.

Chris Brandmann proposed to build the free-standing structure, made completely out of hockey pucks, in preparation for the 2010 Allan Cup and Olympic Torch Relay.

He presented his idea to Council in December.

After investigating liability and security issues, City Staff suggested on Monday night, that Brandmann’s request be denied. In order for the Inukshuk to be safe, a plexi-glass case would need to be purchased at a price of $4,734.00.

Fort St. John Mayor Bruce Lantz put out an open call to the community, hoping that a sponsor will come forward to help Brandmann achieve his goal.

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Lantz says the Inukshuk would be a unique art piece to Fort St. John.

Councilor Lori Ackerman suggested that the issued be tabled until Brandmann attempts to secure sponsorship, and Mayor Lantz agreed.

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Councilors voted unanimously to table their decision until January 25th.

Lantz says this still gives Brandmann the week he needs to construct the six foot tall structure.

For a previous report on this story, click here.

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