Friendship Pole log makes its way to Kitimat

Kitimat residents and visitors to the town will get to watch the pole being carved

The log which will eventually become the Friendship Pole has made its way from Kitamaat Village to the location in the City Centre Mall where the final carving will be done by carver Garry Wilson.

The red cedar log, nearly 20 feet tall and donated by logging company Brinkman, was prepared for carving in Kitamaat Village.

It was then transported by ex-Kitimat Iron’s Stew Bors and Alex Wink on July 27, using a truck supplied by the Kitimat branch of Stelcon Industrial Services.

Assisted by carvers Warren Campbell and Sam Shaw, Wilson is still hoping to have the Friendship Pole complete by October.

Kitimat residents and visitors to the town will get to watch the pole being carved in its location downstairs in the mall.

District of Kitimat Leisure Services deputy director Shaun O’Neill said the district was excited to be working together with the Haisla Nation Council on the project, which will commemorate the relationship between Kitimat and Kitamaat Village as part of Canada 150 celebrations.

“Having the log moved brings us one step closer to seeing the Friendship Pole completed,” said O’Neill.

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The pole arrives outside the mall.

Carvers Sam Shaw and Warren Campbell, DoK’s Shaun O’Neill and Alex Wink manoeuvre the log from the parking lot.

Shaun O’Neill, Sam Shaw, Warren Campbell, Stew Bors and Alex Wink after moving the log into the mall.

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