Celebrating St. Laurent Avenue's Re-Opening: A Photo Montage

(All photos copyright Quesnel Cariboo Sentinel. Feel free to use them.)

Quesnel Businessman Bruce Broughton MCed the Re-opening ceremonies.

 

View of new section of St. Laurent Ave. looking east from the intersection of Reid St. and St. Laurent Ave.

The colourful banner of the Quesnel Downtown Association was everpresent throughout the celebrations.

The throng of interested citizens was quite apparent throughout the event.

Fred Bartels speaking on behalf of the city explains to onlookers the project and its ups and downs.

Mayor Mary Sjostrom extoles the virtues and blessings of the event for onlookers while displaying her campaign button.

Jacob Brothers construction representative thanks the city for its participation and perseverance during the project.

Councillor Ron Paull observes the speeches of the various representatives for both city and contractors.

Quesnel Music's very own acronym, JP Pinel, provided the sound system for the event. Thanks JP!

Gordon Perry of Perry's Studio perched above the crowd gets exclusive shots of the celebration.

Shaw Cable always on the job did its part to cover the festivities.

Sure-shot Annie Gallant of the Quesnel Cariboo Observer captures Sentinel editor in a digital duelling match!

The moist and delicious cake says it all!

Teresa Smith, owner of Circle "S" Western Wear cuts the cake for the crowd.

Discussion, discussion, discussion. One would think that elections were in the air!

Council candidate hopeful Cory Delves (on right) discusses events with Butch.

Some saw the humour in it all and expressed their feelings fully.

Others viewed the events more impartially.

Adam Schaan of MLA Bob Simpson's office and assistant listen intently to Paul Kenni's conversation.

Retired city councillor Peter Coldwell watches intently as the speakers speak.

A bulging basket of gifts worth over $750.00 generously donated by the Royal Bank of Canada, K-Max Video & Books, Joyful Expressions, Dairy Queen, Willis Harper, Best Western Tower Inn, Circle "S" Western Wear, Carver's Bo Peep Boutique and the QC Observer was offered to anyone willing to fill out a free draw.

And the winner is????

Debbie Terlesky and her two lovely daughters Joanie and Dayana.  Mitch Vik, owner of K-MAX video and council candidate hopeful looks on.

Mayor hopeful Ron Paull in conversation with the locals.

Further attendees in the celebrations.

Former owner of River Valley Health Products Ltd., John Brisco is also a first time runner in the campaign for a seat on city council.

Participants in Spirit Square.

Adam Schaan from MLA Bob Simpson's office observes the event with intent.

Quesnel's postal lady takes a break to participate in the celebration.

New council candidate hopeful Mitch Vik is determined to win a seat in the upcoming civic elections.

Mayor Mary Sjostrom smiles for Sentinel photographer and editor Arthur Topham.

I didn't catch her name but her colourful hair style definitely fitted the occasion! :-)

The grand finale was the ribbon cutting ceremony with all the main protagonists present for the event. Salvation Army store manager Angela Cavanah assists Mayor Mary.

A job well done. Congratulations Quesnel!