Harbour Sculpture Project

In 2017, in honour of Canada’s Sesquicentennial, Beaverton Special Events, in partnership with the community, launched an ambitious public art project.  Entitled ‘Sky Woman’, the unique sculpture was designed to become an iconic Beaverton harbour landmark.  Local, and internationally acclaimed artist, Ron Baird, generously offered his talents to create and produce this unique kinetic sculpture for the community.

Ron BairdSeveral public meetings were held to introduce the sculpture project and gain input on the design and site selection.  Three deputations were made to Brock Township Council seeking approval for the concept and site for the sculpture.  In 2021, the current Council established the Brock Harbour Advisory Committee (BHAC) tasked with developing a comprehensive plan for the Beaverton Harbour that included the Skywoman sculpture.

Unfortunately, additional consultations coupled with current events prompted the committee to reconsider both the design and the location for the sculpture.   Subsequently, the artist graciously and generously offered to create a new, state of the art kinetic sculpture to replace the original design.  In June 2021, Council approved and adopted the BHAC’s recommendation to accept the public art donation by Ron Baird and the Beaverton Special Events for the Beaverton Harbour.

While Skywoman will now be destined for a new home, we are excited to announce that an exciting new sculpture will take its place at the Beaverton Harbour.

Beaverton Special Events has pledged to meet the community commitment of $100,000 by spring 2022.  The organization is reconfirming the support of contributors who have previously donated towards the $35,000 raised and a new funding campaign will begin soon.  Please check our pages for information on becoming involved as a committee member, sculpture sponsor or corporate donor.

Contact:

info@beavertonspecialevents.ca

Terry Hall, President