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- Street Decoration Committee (1958-)
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The Vancouver Street Decoration Committee is a voluntary committee of citizens which reports to City Council. It is responsible for overseeing the artistic development of the Vancouver Summer Street Banners which festoon city streets from May to October. The Committee works closely with the Electrical Design Branch of Engineering Services (formerly referred to as the Engineering Department), which administers the technical side of the Summer Street Banner Program and looks after the installation of banners.
The banners have provided a palette of unique scope and scale for artists. Many of these artists are well known, and include Bill Reid, Robert Davidson, Rudy Kovach, Jack Shadbolt, Barbara Shelly, Gordon Smith, Takao Tanabe, Len Norris, Tony Onley, and Sam Black.
The Councils of the City have funded the program every year since 1958, when the banners were an element of a comprehensive, widespread decoration theme as part of Vancouver’s participation in the celebration of British Columbia’s Centenary.