RUSTY STAYS IN ROSSLAND
Rossland Council for Arts & Culture (RCAC) is pleased to announce that Rusty the horse is going to become a permanent resident of Columbia Avenue. A fundraising campaign launched this month raised the additional $3000 RCAC needed to finalize the purchase of the metal horse sculpture- in under a week!
“We were overwhelmed with the response to our fundraising initiative” explains Andy Stradling from RCAC. “Rosslanders clearly appreciate works of art and sculpture in our downtown core and wanted to give Rusty a permanent home there alongside Olaus, the Bears, and the Ravens.”
RCAC would like to thank all those who contributed generously to the fundraising campaign, with special thanks to major donors Jeff and Esther Clark and the Pennywise. RCAC would like to make special mention of the very generous gift of Betty Anne and Jock Mackay. Their donation honours the memory of their son Ian Scott Mackay, a resident of Rossland, who died in a tragic accident bombing a forest fire in the East Kootenays in 2003.
Late-arriving contributions to the “Rusty” project along with any further donations from the community will be held in the RCAC account for future projects related to sculpture in Rossland.
RCAC is now in the process of planning to relocate Rusty to a new location on the corner of Queen St. and Columbia Avenue where he can continue to attract the attention of visitors and win the hearts of Rosslanders for many years to come.