Clepsydra Water Clock
In October 1991 the clock was installed in the centre court of Sevenoaks Shopping Centre. At that time there were only twenty-one other clocks around the world and only one other in North America. On August 23, 2000 Sevenoaks donated the clock to the City of Abbotsford and it was relocated to the Abbotsford Airport Terminal.
Artist: Bernard Gitton, October 1991
Location: Clepsydra Water Clock, Abbotsford Airport Terminal, 30440 Liberator Avenue
Page Turner (aka Word Play) is a fun, interactive public artwork.
"This above all, to thine own self be true" , the immortal words of Shakespeare, spoke to the artist about becoming the person he was meant to be , dreams, literature, the arts, and diversity. And the big red steering wheel reminded all to play and not to take myself too seriously.
Artist: Bruce Voyce, November 2012
Location: Abbotsford Senior Secondary School / Abbotsford Community Library
A project of the Abbotsford Arts Council, the project was initiated in 1997 by five teens who wanted to convey peace, hope, unity, freedom and the future. The City provided the site, the Abbotsford Foundation provided $38,000, the Running Room $5,000, and the sale of Unity Pins and memorial plaques helped the Arts Council fund the remainder of the $130,000 cost. Cast at Trio Bronze in Langley. As the Arts Council promised, the statue enhances the space and provides a focal point for the community.
Artist: Norm Williams, Dean Lauzé, Barry Makela, April 27, 2001
Location: Unity Statue, Civic Plaza, 32315 South Fraser Way
Gur Sikh Temple Statues
The statues were done in conjunction with the restoration of the Temple, a National Historic Site and the oldest extant Sikh Temple in North America. They depict Indian cavalry officers, the two oldest original immigrants from the Punjab region of India.
Artist: Tara Singh; Parvinder Singh, March 2007
Location: Gur Sikh Temple, South Fraser Way
S McCallum Roundabout at Hwy 1
This untitled piece of art by Raphael Silver represents the life of the salmon, the round shape represents the first stage of life as an egg. The two salmon inside the egg represent the continuous cycle, the salmon's travel to the ocean and it's return to the river. It is a symbol of the Sto:lo peoples reverence of this beautiful animal which has come to mean so much to them, an homage to mother nature to show thanks and appreciation for such a generous gift.
Artist: Raphael Silver, March 2011
Location: McCallum south roundabout
Abbotsford Airshow Cairn
The cairn commemorates Abbotsford International Airshow being named as Canada's first national airshow by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau and Transportation Minister, Donald Jamieson. The cairn contains rocks from all over the world; USSR, France, Switzerland, England, USA, Italy, Hong Kong, Mexico, Japan and Peru and contains Paris cobblestone, granite from the original London Bridge and stone from the Matterhorn. The cairn was built prior to the Airshow and dedicated on the first day of the Airshow, August 7th, 1970, by Donald Jamieson. Trudeau and Jamieson attended the 1969 Airshow. In a letter from Jamieson to the Airshow Society in January 1970, he suggests the 1970 show be called Canada's 1970 National Air Show.
Location: Abbotsford Airshow Cairn, across from Abbotsford Airport Terminal, 30440 Liberator Avenue
Swan Track at Rotary Stadium
The metal pillars form part of a memorial to jane Swan at the entrance of the Jane and Gerry Swan track at Rotary Stadium. The track was dedicated in June 2005. The Swans helped to build one of the top track and field facilities in Canada. Jane was inducted into the Abbotsford and B. C. Sports Halls of Fame in 2005.
Artist: McDonald & Ross Construction, February 2005
Location: Entrance to Rotary Stadium
S Clearbrook Roundabout at Hwy 1
Featuring five giant raspberries and four leaves mounted to a large S shape tower this public art project recognizes the city's historic title as the Raspberry Capital of Canada.
Artist: Manjit Sandhu, July 2011
Location: Clearbrook south roundabout