The City of Courtenay will soon be a century old. To celebrate, a centennial committee chaired by former city mayor Ron Webber has planned a birthday launch Jan. 1 at the Filberg Centre, followed by a host of activities throughout the year.
With any luck, the Queen of England will drop by.
“Buckingham Palace has received our letter (of invitation),” Webber said at Tuesday’s council meeting.
A centennial legacy proposal will be considered in the 2015 budget. One proposal is a riverway experience with a series of photo murals and signs placed at locations from the train station to the Lewis Centre. The murals would depict historic views relevant to locations.
Project cost is estimated at $54,000, about $16,000 of which would pay for murals placed on the municipal works building that faces the train station.
Webber notes other groups are also planning centennial events.
The federal government has provided $93,800 to support next year’s celebration.