During the Regular Council Meeting on May 14, Council approved funding for the replacement of two primary “Welcome to Stony Plain” entry signs on Highway 16A.
In late 2015, the previous welcome signs were blown over during extreme weather. Upon investigation, it was determined the sign posts were rotted and the structures could not be feasibly reused or salvaged. Temporary signage was installed and has been in place since. Administration proposed replacement signs to Council in 2017.
During the May 14 meeting, Administration sought confirmation of funding in order to proceed with the purchase and installation of the replacement signs.
The new signs will be installed by the end of June. They will be located on two of the main entry points to Stony Plain: Veterans Boulevard, for the purpose of welcoming westbound visitors, and near Range Road 12 to welcome eastbound visitors.
The signs are part of a larger comprehensive signage strategy developed by the Town’s Corporate Communications team. The strategy includes the replacement of other signs, including additional welcome, facility identification, wayfinding, and community bulletin board signage. The inspiration for the design concept, including the wood posts, exposed metal brackets, and stone cladding, is drawn from Heritage Park.
“Our goal is to create a definitive and cohesive visual brand identity for Stony Plain,” says Corporate Communications Officer Stephanie Barsby Boisvert. “We wanted to convey strength, quality, and sustainability while honouring our Town’s heritage and culture. We believe we have achieved this in the design of these beautiful new signs.”
“It’s important to ensure Stony Plain has a unique and easily recognizable look,” Mayor William Choy adds. “The addition of these signs, as well as the others to be installed at a later date, will help establish our visual brand. The new signs will warmly welcome new and returning visitors to our Town, and encourage them to explore all of the other great features we have to offer.”
Four additional welcome signs will be installed later this year: Highway 779 on the north and south borders, along with on Highway 628 on the east and west boundaries. The facility signs at the Golf Course and Rotary Park will also be replaced.
To stay up-to-date on the signage program, visit www.stonyplain.com/signs.
For more information, contact:
Stephanie Barsby Boisvert
Corporate Communications Officer
Town of Stony Plain