Gorge Waterway Initiative Celebrates Interpretive Signage Unveiling

Jun 11, 2010

Victoria, BC­‑ The Gorge Waterway Initiative (GWI) is holding an unveiling ceremony for a series of interpretive signage displays along the waterway. GWI and municipal partners from the Town of View Royal, District of Saanich, Township of Esquimalt and City of Victoria have worked together to create a series of 12 interpretive signs that will be located around the Gorge Waterway and Portage Inlet.

Gorge Waterway Unveiling Celebration
Where: The Galloping Goose Trail at the Victoria West end of the Selkirk Trestle
Time: 2:30 – 3:30pm
Date: Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Refreshments (watermelon and cake) will be served as part of the celebration. Elected representatives from Esquimalt, Victoria, Saanich and View Royal will be in attendance to speak and unveil the signs.Join GWI to celebrate the partnership and be among the first to see the entire collection of colourful and unique signs.

A large, three paneled interpretive sign will be located in each of the four partnering municipalities. These colourful and uniquely designed signs feature a map of the waterway, information on the ecology and history of the waterway and are topped with an artful metal structure.Eight smaller signs focusing on the key ecological and historical aspects of the waterway were also created.Two small interpretive signs will be located in each municipality at a specific area that corresponds to the sign’s interpretive topic.

The Gorge Waterway Initiative is a collaborative, community-driven group of organizations working to protect, enhance and restore the natural and cultural features of the Gorge Waterway, Portage Inlet and the surrounding watersheds.

Additional Information
GWI Poster


For further information, please contact:
Andy Orr, Senior Manager, CRD Corporate Communications
Office: 250.360.3229 | Cell: 250.216.5492