Local artist adds colour and education to Hoy Creek Hatchery

 A lifecycle mural on the wall of our Capilano trough room. Artwork by Patricia Gaspar

A lifecycle mural on the wall of our Capilano trough room. Artwork by Patricia Gaspar

Local artist, Patricia Gaspar,  has been most generous with her talents as it relates to the Hoy-Scott Watershed Society.  

Our salmon hatchery facility in Coquitlam boasts several pieces and installations created by Ms. Gaspar in a variety of mediums, most of which are permanent fixtures, all enjoyed by the community still to this day.

 A painting by Patricia Gaspar of the Hoy Creek Hatchery adorns our office wall.

A painting by Patricia Gaspar of the Hoy Creek Hatchery adorns our office wall.

Herartwork was created between 2009 and 2013 and includes:

  • A pastel of the hatchery building, which is a prominent landmark along Hoy Trail Linear Park
  • A large paper mache coho salmon which hangs above our capilano trough which houses baby salmon during the winter/spring
  • The walls and bench in our capilano trough room also feature her artwork depicting the salmon throughout its life cycle in a mural format
  • And most prominent are the metal salmon pieces that adorn the open-air area above the rearing pond, where our young salmon live from summer through to spring.

The Hoy-Scott Watershed Society executive would highly recommend Patricia Gaspar for any art projects, in particular those that benefit the community.  Visit the artist's website HERE.

A huge paper mache coho salmon by Patricia Gaspar hangs in our Capilano trough room

 High above the rearing pond by Hoy Creek is two prominent metal art fixtures by Patricia Gaspar.

High above the rearing pond by Hoy Creek is two prominent metal art fixtures by Patricia Gaspar.

 Artist Patricia Gaspar works on a bench at Hoy Creek Hatchery

Artist Patricia Gaspar works on a bench at Hoy Creek Hatchery