Prince George, BC- The Prince George Airport is teaming up with the BC Lions Society to help raise funds and awareness for children with disabilities. Through the societies “Eagles in the City” public art project, 135 Eagle sculptures will be placed in prominent public locations around BC. Leading and upcoming BC artists will turn each of the seven-foot fiberglass sculptures into unique art pieces on behalf of their patrons.
One by one, all of the Eagles have been put on public display throughout 2009 and for the first months of 2010. They will then be sold at auction in the Spring of 2010.
“We are thrilled with the response of the Prince George Airport Authority to allow this beautiful sculpture painted by Lyle Campbell to be displayed during this time period. This sculpture was by Sponsored by Bandstra Transport and Moving Services. We believe through their sponsorship we will help drive tourism as well as put smiles on thousands of kids faces that come to see the Eagle,” said Stephen Miller, President & CEO of Easter Seals and the BC Lions Society.
“This is a great opportunity to help raise awareness for a tremendous cause. We are very proud to play a part in this initiative”, says Mike Davis, Manager of Communications and Business Development for the PGAA.
Eagles in the City is the third endeavor in the Lions Society’s trilogy of public art projects representing water (Orcas), the land (Spirit Bears) and the sky (Eagles). Proceeds from Eagles in the City will fund the Lions Society’s services offered to families and children in BC which include Easter Seals Camps, Easter Seals Houses, Easter Seals Buses and Patient Care Grants. More information and sponsorship details are available at www.eaglesinthecity.com .