Fresh banners now grace the hamlet of Bragg Creek thanks to a joint effort within the community.
The Bragg Creek & Area Chamber of Commerce and the Design Review Committee of Bragg Creek asked Banded Peak School to approach their students to design a new banner for the hamlet.
Grade 8 student Nathan Stelfox’s design was chosen out of about 50 entries.
“The general idea was to draw your opinion of Bragg Creek and what you thought Bragg Creek was all about,” said Stelfox. “I just drew a nice warm and welcoming place, which I think Bragg Creek is.”
Stelfox’s banner, a colourful depiction of a mountain scene at sunset, also earned the student $150.
The banner took two weeks to complete, with Stelfox making changes to his first design before finally settling on the winning one.
He was surprised his design was chosen.
“Everybody did a really good job,” he said. “In my class, all of us were working together so we gave each other some help and opinions as we went along. I am really happy; I wasn’t expecting to be picked.”
Louise-Marie Eagar, president of the Bragg Creek Chamber of Commerce, said the organization was pleased with the quality and quantity of the entries.
Stelfox’s design was just what the chamber was looking for, she added.
“In the end it was a matter of the design,” said Eagar. “Nathan’s just jumped out of the whole bunch.”
The banners are hung along White and Balsam Avenues.