OurSquamish Placemaking Society acknowledges that our work takes place on the traditional and unceded territory of the Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) who have inhabited these lands since time immemorial.
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In the News
OurSquamish in the news: see below for articles published about our work in the community.
The tour, inspired by the Jane's Walk movement, led the group through various public spaces in the downtown area.
Andrew Hughes, The Squamish Chief, 09/10/2022
OurSquamish spearheaded the project, with funding from the District of Squamish and the Downtown Squamish Business Improvement Association, among others.
Steven Chua, The Squamish Chief, 07/20/2022
More bright and inviting benches will soon be popping up around town thanks to students at Howe Sound Secondary. The students worked with art teacher Nathalie Boisvert on the OurSquamish project to paint the 10 benches.
Jennifer Thuncher, The Squamish Chief, 03/11/2022
Placemaking society works to improve spaces for all and requests feedback on what you want to see in public areas around town.
Jennifer Thuncher, The Squamish Chief, 09/21/2021
Many people are drawn to Squamish because of the trails, the crags, or the water; nature’s public spaces in Squamish are some of the best in the world. However, we believe urban public spaces in Squamish could be better.
Cameron Cope, The Squamish Reporter, 09/19/2021
For the Squamish Wind Festival this year, the Squamish Arts Council partnered with OurSquamish — a non-profit that aims to enhance public spaces — to add to our functional local public art and showcase 10 Sea to Sky artists.
The Chief Staff, The Squamish Chief, 08/23/2021
The non-profit OurSquamish installed a new "parklet" at the corner of Cleveland Avenue and Winnipeg Street as its fourth and largest public seating project. The angled bench "acts as an extension of the sidewalk" [...]
The Chief Staff, The Squamish Chief, 03/12/2021
If you’ve noticed and appreciated an extra pop of colour on Eagle Run Drive, you can thank the OurSquamish Placemaking Society.
Dan Falloon, The Squamish Chief, 09/11/2020
Resources to inspire or research your placemaking ideas. Here are some of our favourite websites on placemaking, public spaces, transportation, and healthy and inclusive cities.