It will be a banner year in Armstrong.
Every third year, the city purchases decorative street banners featuring a different theme for each banner cycle and the banners are slated to be replaced in 2017.
The banner’s design and sponsorship program are under discussion.
“We will look at some options to discuss the banner’s design,” said Coun. Linda Werner, chairperson of the city’s community services committee. “We will invite participation in a banner design as in the past through the Armstrong-Spallumcheen Arts Council.”
Discussions on what to put on the banner may include a reference to Canada turning 150 years old, with a Canadian flag incorporated on each banner.
“We could try to balance each Canadian flag with a Northern Ireland flag, as well as pictures relating to our Rathfriland sister city relationship,” said Mayor Chris Pieper.
City administration has been directed to begin promoting the program.
About 50 per cent of the program costs were recovered through the 2014-16 program at $250 per banner
“Dependent upon participation, and banner print complexities, it is expected that there would be a similar recovery rate for this program offering,” said Werner.