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UPDATE – Cultus Lake Board Restoration of Totem Pole Re-Dedicated to the Late Chief Richard Malloway Tuesday September 20

Cultus Lake – From Cultus Lake Park : September 16 UPDATE: The Re-dedication of the Totem Pole for the Late Chief Richard Malloway is Tuesday September 20. A ceremony will be held at that time.

2022 Cultus Lake Totem Pole Honouring Chief Richard Malloway/Sept 2022/Photo Wendy Murray

FEBRUARY 18 UPDATE: Cultus Lake Park staff and contracted crews worked together Friday morning, to carefully remove the totem pole dedicated to the late Chief, Richard Malloway. The Cultus Lake Park Board approved the restoration of the historic landmark in January 2022.Mr. Francis Horne, the original carver of the totem pole, will work to restore it’s detail and vibrancy over the course of the next six months.Cultus Lake Park Board and staff look forward to celebrating the reinstallation of the totem pole upon it’s completion.If you have any questions, please contact the park office at 604-858-3334 or email amanda.nadeau@cultuslake.bc.ca.

Cultus Lake Park , Feb 2022/Totem Pole Honouring the late Chief, Richard Malloway.
Cultus Lake Park , Feb 2022/Totem Pole Honouring the late Chief, Richard Malloway.

ORIGINAL STORY JANUARY 27 :During the January 19, 2022 Cultus Lake Park Board meeting, the Board approved funding to restore this unique piece of park history. Mr. Francis Horne, the original carver of a totem pole dedicated to the late Chief Richard Malloway.

The park board will be taking on this important project in spring of 2022, and will continue to share more information with respect to the restoration process and reinstallation.

Background:

On June 6, 1992 a totem pole dedicated to the late Chief Richard Malloway was raised in Cultus Lake Park. A 105-foot Red Cedar tree located within the park was donated by the Cultus Lake Park Board to Mr. Francis Horne to carve two totem poles; one to celebrate Cultus Lake Park’s 60th Anniversary and another for a local school.

Four important figures are represented on the thirty-foot pole. The top is a raven which symbolizes the late Chief Richard Malloway. The second is a woman holding a baby eagle with represents the Cultus Lake Park Board and Mother Nature. The third is of a man holding a child to highlight Chief Richard Malloway as a family man. Finally, a grizzly bear denoting strength and power.

For more information pertaining to the history of Chief Richard Malloway, please visit http://www.srrmcentre.com/pdf/Library/FS94_01%20Thom.pdf.

Cultus Lake Totem Pole Jan 2022 – Totem Pole Dedicated to the Late Chief Richard Malloway

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