By Gagandeep Ghuman
Published: Oct. 27, 2012
District of Squamish is looking to spend $25,000 on holiday lights along Cleveland Ave.
As the current lights near the end of their lifecycle, the district is interested in new lighting fixtures that provide a festive and colourful look to the main street.
These lights will be for the mid-blocks on Cleveland Avenue, street corners on Cleveland Avenue, some on Tantalus Road.
Recently, the district issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) asking electrical companies to bid for holiday lighting fixtures which will be the focal point of Cleveland Avenue in downtown Squamish during the holidays.
District has a budget of $25,000 for the 2012 holiday lighting supply.
Long term scheme is for lights all along Cleveland Avenue in downtown Squamish and also the commercial core of Tantalus Road, South of Garibaldi Way.
The district is looking to spend roughly $80,000 – $100,000 on more than 100 electric fixtures over the few years.
For Cleveland Ave, district wants the lighting to appeal to the children’s sense of magic, and evoke nostalgia for adults. Classic Christmas imagery, but nothing overly religious, is what the district wants.