Monthly Archives: December 2018

New 3D Floor at Christina Lake Welcome Centre

If you’ve been to the Welcome Centre at the Lake you can’t have missed the floor. The 3D floor that entices visitors to stand in just the right place with their camera to catch their friends and family appearing in a 3D landscape that apparently pops out of the 2D floor.

Well they have replaced that floor with a new 3D floor. This new floor covers a larger area and extends up onto the wall. The official reveal was early in the evening of Dec 10th, 2018.

The artwork is done in the style called Trompe l’oeil which means the triumph of the oil’s deception over the eye. Most widely used to ‘open up’ architectural spaces it can also be employed in 3D illusion as is done here.

The artist is Tyler Toews who does mural installations professionally through his website canadianmurals.com. The previous floor was also done by him.

Before all the people showed up for the official reveal Tyler took Director Grace McGregor on a guided tour of his creation. You can watch that below.

The official reveal took place shortly afterward. Quite a few people showed up to listen and watch the ribbon cutting.

Red Cross Information Session Dec 10

One week after Parliamentary Secretary Rice came to town to announce the support program for Small Business and Non-Profits the Red Cross held an information session about it. This was late in the afternoon / early in the evening of the same day as city council so my attendance was not possible. But I was able to get someone to take one of my cameras down and record it.

City Council Meetings Dec 10, 2018

City Council had a very long day Dec 10.

The Committee of the Whole started at  9AM and ended after 2PM. This in spite of one of the four delegations not appearing. Two of the delegations were organizations (Museum and Art Gallery) that receive funding from the city and give quarterly updates.

The gallery was full for most of the meeting.



The Regular meeting at 7PM took less time than the morning meeting.

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