Thursday, April 14, 2011

"Eagles in the City" Sculpture to Land on Lonsdale

"Eagles in the City" Sculpture to Land on Lonsdale

Eagles in the City is a BC Lions Society Arts Project highlighting the thousands of Bald Eagles that migrate to the West Coast of British Columbia, Canada.

North Vancouver, BC (PRWEB) May 1, 2009

North Shore Credit Union, The BC Lions Society for Children with Disabilities, and acclaimed Native artist Una-Ann Moyer will unveil their beautiful sculpture for Eagles in the City - the third chapter in the Lions Society's trilogy of public art projects, which follows the success of Orcas in the City in 2004 and Spirit Bears in the City in 2006.

The 7.5 ft-high eagle sculpture, created especially for North Shore Credit Union (http://www. nscu. com), will be unveiled at noon on Monday, May 4, beginning its year-long display location at the corner of 11th and Lonsdale. Another 124 eagle sculptures will also be placed in prominent public locations around BC as they are completed.

"North Shore Credit Union is extremely proud to participate in this exciting and very worthy program," said Doug Smith, Vice President Corporate Affairs for NSCU (http://www. nscu. com). "Our eagle is absolutely stunning and will contribute not only to the health of BC's children, but to the beauty of our community."

"Through North Shore Credit Union's sponsorship, we will help drive tourism as well as put smiles on thousands of kids faces that come to see the eagle," said Stephen Miller, President & CEO of Easter Seals and the BC Lions Society. "It's a 'win-win' because these eagle sculptures will help us raise funds for our various children's initiatives, as the Orcas and Spirit Bears did, while also providing our sponsors with an unparalleled opportunity for exposure throughout the province."

More information on Eagles in the City including a "Flight Path" map of all Eagle locations can be found at www. eaglesinthecity. com (http://www. eaglesinthecity. com).

About Una-Ann Moyer
Una-Ann Moyer is a Tahltan Artist from northern British Columbia who has established herself as an accomplished artist and clothing designer. Incorporating her traditional designs with a contemporary flair, she works in various mediums including acrylics, pen and ink, fabric, leather and cedar. Over the years Una-Ann has been involved with the traditional ways of the Sto:lo and Coast Salish people. She has learned how to carve cedar, weave wool and cedar, as well as drum and sing traditional songs.

About Eagles in the City
Eagles in the City is the third endeavour in the Lions Society's trilogy of public art projects representing water (Orcas), the land (Spirit Bears) and the sky (Eagles). Proceeds from Eagles in the City will fund Lions Society services offered to families and children in BC, which include Easter Seals camps, Easter Seals houses, Easter Seals buses and Patient Care Grants. More information and sponsorship details are available at www. eaglesinthecity. com (http://www. eaglesinthecity. com).

About North Shore Credit Union
With 12 branches (http://www. nscu. com/ContactUs/Locations/) in communities from Burnaby and downtown Vancouver to Whistler, Squamish and Pemberton, North Shore Credit Union provides expert advice on banking, loans, investments and insurance. North Shore Credit Union has $1.9 billion in assets under administration, 300 employees and 40,000 members. Its subsidiaries include United Mortgage Group, North Shore Capital Corporation, North Shore Leasing Ltd. and Pacific Spirit Properties Ltd. NSCU is designated a Caring Company by the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy and is a proud member of Canada's IMAGINE program.

For more information, please contact:

Kristin Abraham
Employee & Corporate Communications Manager
North Shore Credit Union
T: 604.983.4584

Stephen Miller
Eagles In The City
T: 604.818.1758