In 1812, fur trader and explorer David Stuart built a trading post on the south shore of the Thompson River. Little did he realize such humble beginnings would eventually become a bustling city. The City will commemorate this important bicentennial year by entering the official City of Kamloops 2012 logo.
The City of Kamloops invited residents to help commemorate the bicentennial year by designing and submitting a logo incorporating the themes explored in the slogan: "2 Rivers, 2 Peoples, 200 Years". The winner would receive $1,000 or the equivalent in City of Kamloops facility passes or program credits, as well as a commemorative plaque presented by the Mayor.
All entries were judged by a panel and a winner was announced shortly afterward.
The winner of the contest was Karen Rees of Kamloops, who received a $1,000 prize and a commemorative plaque presented by the Mayor.
Contest winner Karen Rees and Mayor Peter Milobar unveil the logo at Feb 28 Council meeting.
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"I have loved art for as long as I can remember. I enjoy the challenge of finding new and exciting ways to capture a vision or story through creative design.
The Commemorative logo depicts the two peoples. The red figure has a feather image within the arm on the right side. Inside the two figures is two rivers flowing into each other. The figures are embracing each other as well as the two rivers."
~ Karen Rees, winner of 2012
Commemorative Logo Contest