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Local artwork brightens the halls of Kelowna's new RCMP building

From left to right: Supt. Brent Mundle, Cpl. Jesse O’Donaghey, Anita Rideout, Linda Stober, Ken Stober, Dr. Marie Tarrant, Supt. Kevin Kaardal, Manuela Reekie, Erin Bryant, Bonny Thorne, Cheryl Molenaar, Maggie Johnman, Katlyn Ducharme, Carolina Sanchez de Bustamante.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/RCMP
May 19, 2017 - 8:00 PM

KELOWNA - The walls of the new Kelowna RCMP Police Services Building are more colourful after a community-made art piece was unveiled.

The four piece framed art installation is an assembly of jig-saw puzzle pieces designed by students from around the Kelowna area, according to a media release.

Created as a way to show appreciation for RCMP officers, the artwork spawned from the Gratitude Project, a month long initiative in October, 2016. 

UBC Okanagan School of Nursing students and grade five and six students from Mar Jok Elementary worked with artist Carolina Sanchez de Bustamante to create the artwork.

“We hope that these artistic expressions of gratitude captured by local students will act as a daily reminder to the men and women of the Kelowna RCMP, as well as all the detachment’s employees, of the high esteem we hold for their role in our community,” Sanchez de Bustamante says in the release. 

The new $48 million Police Services Building will open next week.


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