Thursday, October 23, 2008
As part of the enhancement and public use of the South Shore of Ogden Point, and a link to the Harbour Pathway project, the Ogden Point Enhancement Society (OPES) is proposing the installation of an ecological information kiosk with a target completion date of April, 2009. This project will compliment the present historical land-use information kiosk located at Confederation Point and the underwater plaques located along the outer base of the breakwater. This interpretive display, in keeping with the stated objectives and mandate of the Ogden Point Enhancement Society, will serve to enhance recreational uses of the breakwater precinct as well as the cruise ship receiving area for the benefit of both visitors and locals.
The kiosk at Confederation Point focuses on the cultural history of Victoria as related to the Harbour and Ogden Point, and describes the physical location and surroundings visible from the kiosk and breakwater. This kiosk emphasizes the role of the port of Victoria in shaping local history and situates Victoria within the rest of Canada and the world.
The proposed kiosk will follow the same design as the existing cultural kiosk – both in structure and layout. This is a four-sided kiosk with each side comprising three panels. This design naturally lends itself to a display with four themes, each of which is further divided into three specific topics of interest. Each panel is approximately four feet high by three feet wide, providing ample room for a combination of written information and visual imagery. This kiosk will be located in the vicinity of the entrance to the breakwater so that visitors to the breakwater can relate the marine environment of the breakwater to the information on the display.
• A donation of $9000 will sponsor one bay, (three panels) and receive full recognition in the bay and an optional online link on our web site.
• A donation of $3000 will sponsor one panel and full recognition on that panel and an optional online link on our web site.
• For $1500 a sponsor can be a “panel partner”, recognition includes logos of all “partners” and an optional online link on our web site.
• All donations over $500 will be recognized, however any contributions to the installation of the kiosk will be appreciated.
For more information, visit their web site here >