Helping Hand

The City of Penticton and Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union, have selected a sculpture from their Call For Artists issued last fall. David Jacob Harder’s proposal for Helping Hand was chosen by a jury of three local artists and City and Valley First representatives for a permanent spot in front of the Valley First branch at 184 Main Street.

Residents invited to lend a hand

Mr. Harder’s submission was set apart from other proposals by the opportunity for the community to get involved in the sculpture. Residents are invited to suggest a series of words that convey the spirit of community in Penticton to be etched on the exterior of the hand.

Drop in at an event on March 29 to meet the artist and suggest your words. Not able to attend? Submit your words through shapeyourcitypenticton.ca or at City Hall. Once the words are collected, a shortlist will be created and you can vote on the final words to be used on the sculpture.

The final list will be translated into nsyilxcən (Syilx Okanagan) in collaboration with the Enowkin Centre, as well as some of the languages commonly spoken in Penticton in collaboration with the South Okanagan Immigrant and Community Services Society (SOICS).

The City of Penticton and Valley First, a division of First West Credit Union, have selected a sculpture from their Call For Artists issued last fall. David Jacob Harder’s proposal for Helping Hand was chosen by a jury of three local artists and City and Valley First representatives for a permanent spot in front of the Valley First branch at 184 Main Street.

Residents invited to lend a hand

Mr. Harder’s submission was set apart from other proposals by the opportunity for the community to get involved in the sculpture. Residents are invited to suggest a series of words that convey the spirit of community in Penticton to be etched on the exterior of the hand.

Drop in at an event on March 29 to meet the artist and suggest your words. Not able to attend? Submit your words through shapeyourcitypenticton.ca or at City Hall. Once the words are collected, a shortlist will be created and you can vote on the final words to be used on the sculpture.

The final list will be translated into nsyilxcən (Syilx Okanagan) in collaboration with the Enowkin Centre, as well as some of the languages commonly spoken in Penticton in collaboration with the South Okanagan Immigrant and Community Services Society (SOICS).

What's your word Penticton?

Residents are invited to suggest words that convey the spirit of community in Penticton to be etched on the exterior of the Helping Hand sculpture. You can submit your words here or drop by an event on March 29 to meet the artist and share your word in person. 

Thanks for your interest in participating. The list of words submitted is posted on this site. Stay tuned to see the final selections.