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Canada 150 - Call for Artists - Lobster Sculptures - Deadline Extended

Call for Artists

Submission Deadline: August 7, 2017

d88fc3c184b4e852254d106b03764d46The Municipality of Barrington is embarking on an exciting project as part of their Paint the Town Red, Canada 150 Celebrations which will allow us to leave a Canada 150 legacy throughout the Municipality. Part of our Paint the Town Red project will feature 10 unique fiberglass lobster structures measuring approximately 6.5 ft. tall each. Each sculpture is partly sponsored by local businesses or organizations and will be custom designed and hand painted by artists. This public art project will play a significant role to visitors and residents for a unique and memorable experience, as we also showcase our history and heritage which will be showcased on each sculpture.

Qualifications and interest are requested from artists and/or artist teams interested in creating public art for the Municipality’s Paint the Town Red Lobster Sculptures. The Municipality is looking to commission artists for custom designed and hand painted 6.5 ft. fiberglass lobster. As an artist, this is an opportunity to both exhibit work that may not fit easily into the traditional gallery setting and to have your work seen in an exciting, interactive project.

Submissions must be relevant to the Municipality’s rich culture, history and heritage, as it pertains to us and our Nation and as interpreted by the artist.  Final art for the lobster sculptures will need to be approved by the sponsoring business and the Municipality of Barrington’s Review Committee.

Significant media coverage and advertising is planned to promote our Canada 150 Paint the Town Red project and the selected artists. The business along with the artists will be recognized on each lobster plaque, as well as an introduction to the community at the unveiling event.

Artist must seal the lobster so it can be transported, however the Municipality will provide the final gloss coat to the piece before installation. Artists will have until October/November to complete their artwork on the lobsters.

Artists will be paid a stipend of $500 as well as gaining exposure for their work throughout the Municipality. Artists will be required to cover their supplies required.

 

  pdf Application and Full Details Here (716 KB)

BAY SIDE HOME CORPORATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS VACANCY

BAY SIDE HOME CORPORATION

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

VACANCY

In accordance with Section 6(2) of the Municipal Housing Corporations Act and Section 2(3) of By-laws of Bay Side Home Corporation, the Municipality of Barrington is accepting applications from individuals wishing to serve on the Bay Side Home Board of Directors to fill one vacancy currently existing on the Board.

The sole role of the Municipality in relationship to Bay Side Home is the appointment of members to the Board of Directors.

An information package outlining details of the position may be obtained from the Municipal Office.

Please submit your resume, detailing your education, experience, and community involvement, together with a brief explanation of why you wish to be a Board member, to the undersigned, not later than 2:00 p.m., Thursday July 13, 2017.

June 23, 2017                                                                                     

Rob Frost CAO                                             

Municipality of Barrington

2447 Highway 3

P.O. Box 100

Barrington, N.S.

BOW  1EO

(902)637-2015

 

  pdf Full Details Here (35 KB)

C&D Landfill Holiday Closure

Please note, the C&D Landfill Site will be closed on Saturday, July 1st and Monday, July 3rd due to the Canada Day holiday. 

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Canada 150 - Call for Artists

Canada 150 – Paint the Town Red – Lobster Sculptures

Call for Artists
Submission Deadline: July 7, 2017

 

Lobster Sculpture SampleThe Municipality of Barrington is embarking on an exciting project as part of their Paint the Town Red, Canada 150 Celebrations which will allow us to leave a Canada 150 legacy throughout the Municipality. Part of our Paint the Town Red project will feature 10 unique fiberglass lobster structures measuring approximately 6.5 ft. tall each. Each sculpture is partly sponsored by local businesses or organizations and will be custom designed and hand painted by local artists. This public art project will play a significant role to visitors and residents for a unique and memorable experience, as we also showcase our history and heritage which will be showcased on each sculpture.

Qualifications and interest are requested from artists and/or artist teams interested in creating public art for the Municipality’s Paint the Town Red Lobster Sculptures. The Municipality is looking to commission artists for custom designed and hand painted 6.5 ft. fiberglass lobsters with preference for local artists. As an artist, this is an opportunity to both exhibit work that may not fit easily into the traditional gallery setting and to have your work seen in an exciting, interactive project.

Submissions must depict/showcase aspects of the Municipality’s rich culture, history and heritage, as it pertains to us and our Nation. Final art for the lobster sculptures will need to be approved by the sponsoring business and the Municipality of Barrington’s Review Committee.

Significant media coverage and advertising is planned to promote our Canada 150 Paint the Town Red project and the selected artists. The business along with the artists will be recognized on each lobster plaque, as well as an introduction to the community at the unveiling event.

Artist must seal the lobster so it can be transported, however the Municipality will provide the final gloss coat to the piece before installation.

Artists will be paid a stipend of $500 as well as gaining exposure for their work throughout the Municipality. Artists will be required to cover their supplies required.

  pdf Download Application Here (559 KB)

 

Community Litter Cleanup Day

News Release – May 17, 2017

Municipality of Barrington launches Community Litter Cleanup Day

The Municipality of Barrington will hold the first Community Litter Cleanup, on Saturday, May 27 from 9am to 12pm. This event will help beautify our community and reduce the impact of litter on our environment. The campaign is meant to encourage residents to get involved and help keep their community tidy.

The Community Litter Cleanup is being led by the Municipality of Barrington’s Council and Staff and the public are encouraged to take part by cleaning up a section in their own district.

Garbage bags and gloves will be provided in each district, and the Municipality’s Property Services team will pick up any garbage collected on the day.

Warden, Eddie Nickerson said: "We can all make a difference in our community and for the environment by not littering. We hope this Community Litter Cleanup Day will raise awareness that everyone has to do their part to help keep our Municipality clean, safe and beautiful. We are encouraging residents to join us for the benefit of our whole Municipality”

People are encouraged to take part in Community Litter Cleanup Day along with friends and family, businesses, schools or community groups.

Supplies can be picked up in the following locations on May 27 from 9AM until 11AM:

District 1 – Wood’s Habour Fire Hall

District 2 – Ground Search & Rescue building

District 3 & 4 – Island/Barrington Passage Fire Hall

District 5 – Barrington/Port La Tour Fire Hall

 

Locations to drop off bags of garbage:

District 1 : Woods Harbour Ball Field, Woods Harbour Fire Hall, Shag Harbour UFO Site

District 2 : Ground Search and Rescue Building

Districts 3 and 4 : Island and Barrington Passage Fire Hall. Drinking Brook Park, Fisherman’s Park (Old Geneva’s Restaurant Site)

District 5 : Barrington/ Port La Tour Fire Department, Old Port La Tour Fire Department, Port Clyde Fire Department

 

A free BBQ will be held at Island View Park at noon for all those who participated.

 

For more information on the Community Litter Cleanup Day, please phone the Municipal Office at 902-637-2015.

  pdf  Download Press Release Here (364 KB)

Community Litter Cleanup web