Hope is Growing 2021 Photo Essay Program
Prairie Restoration: Heritage Centre and the Hespeler Park Structure trial plots have been planted with native grass seeds. Despite the drought, growth has started with native wild-flower seeding planned for the fall. If successful areas will be expanded in 2022.
The Heritage Wall Sculpture: Made of metal panels, the 64 x 5-foot wall, installed on July 1, 2021, on Main Street depicts the history of Niverville starting with the Indigenous settlements. Glowing with images of bison, a railway station, a paddle-wheel steamer, and the iconic first western Canadian elevator it is a magnificent tribute to the pioneering spirit and vision of residents of Niverville.
The Niverville Community Tree Planting Initiative: A partnership between TC Energy, Town of Niverville and NCIB, a further 68 trees on 3 community streets were added to the urban canopy.
Water Conservation Planter: Working with the Town, NCIB built a sub-irrigated planter prototype which reduces water consumption by over 50% per planter.
Post Office Mural: A joint project of NCIB and Town of Niverville. Once an eyesore of graffiti, the mural is now a beautiful depiction of life in Niverville from farming to the fair, created by a young, local artist.
Boxes of Hope: During the Covid pandemic, seniors of the Life Lease Apartments, Heritage Centre in Niverville, planted raised beds with mostly yellow flowers and vegetables. One box, dedicated to a couple who succumbed to the disease in December, was planted by grieving relatives to honour their memory. Planting and maintaining the flower boxes and the 24 vegetable boxes gave seniors, many in their 80s, a sense of purpose, a safe meeting place and contributed greatly to their mental health.