Private Commissions for Public Enjoyment
By Glenn Spicer – Willow Street.
It is located atop the Pacific Shores Hotel building, so one must look UP to see it!
In 1966, the Chemainus-Crofton and District Chamber of Commerce adopted the waterwheel as its emblem. A full size working replica of the original Chemainus waterwheel, made of red cedar, came to life in a community project in 1967. MacMillan Bloedel contributed most of the material, Beggs Brothers Ltd., the cement and Karl Schutz created the wheel itself. Many other individuals also contributed their time and labour. It was dedicated by H.R. MacMillan on June 3, 1967. The waterwheel currently in use is a replica of the foregoing.
By the late Sandy Clark – Legion Street.
Al and Marg Johnson of Chemainus commissioned the creation of these fibreglass figures. The backdrop was painted at a later date. Al and Marg’s daughters donated the sculptures and backdrop to the Chemainus Festival of Murals Society after the deaths of their parents.
Neil Newton and Dianne Hopkins of Chemainus commissioned this sculpture around 1990. It was created from a series of walk around photos of Neil’s parents, Yvonne and Tom Newton. It is made of Resin mixed with bronze particles then coloured with acrylic paint.
By Cheng Shu Ren (Arthur Cheng) – Waterwheel Square.