MURAL PROGRAM DEPICTING OUR PAST
The murals in Beverly celebrate the community and its past. Included are the pioneer families, merchants, landmarks and activities. Some murals are in place while others will be a part of the centennial legacy.
Beverly Beginnings (Giants Program)
3906 – 118 AVENUE
Beverly Beginnings (now the official name of the mural on 39 Street) tells the story of early Beverly along 70 feet of vignettes painted by artist Kris Friesen. The east wall of Pioneer Jewellery and Loan (39 Street and 118 Avenue) hosts this latest edition to the Beverly mural collection.
Beverly Sports Champions
10906 – 40 STREET
The Beverly Heights Community League and the Olde Towne Beverly Historical Society have received funding from the Edmonton Heritage Council for the Living Local Grant to produce a mural that celebrates Beverly Sports Champions. This mural project represents the champions who enabled the sports programs in Beverly. Personal investments of time and money made the hockey, baseball and soccer programs viable. Out of these efforts and role modeling, came champions in those very sports. The mural takes up the entire wall of the “Rink Building” at the Beverly Heights Community League.
Dentistry in Beverly
4408 – 118 AVENUE
The evolution of one of the oldest medical professions in Beverly will be depicted in this mural on the Beverly Family Dental Clinic. An early pioneer, Dr. Shewchuk will be celebrated.
The Olde Town Beverly Historical Society is proud to have commissioned this mural on the west exterior wall of Dr. Darryl Tkachyk’s Dental office at 4208 118 Avenue. We would like to thank Darryl for supplying us with this canvas.
Dr. G.R. Shewchuck had established his dental office in 1966. Dr. Tkachyk (standing in front of the mural) took over as the dentist in 2010. It was know that Dr. Shewhuck loved to fish, so placing him on the mural fishing the North Saskatchewan river by the Clover Bar (Beverly) Trestle Bridge seemed very appropriate.
The train bridge was built in 1907-1908, 44 years before the Beverly traffic bridge was built. It is one of the oldest train bridges in Alberta. The bridge spans 504m (1,655 ft) and stands 42m (138 ft) high. It is one of the longest and highest in Western Canada. It was built by from iron and concrete by the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway.
Artist Robert Murray has done many murals in and around Edmonton. We would like to thank him for the excellent work on this project and encourage everyone to visit his website. He is an amazing artist and it has been a privilege to have worked with him.
Master Murals by Robert Murray