Description of Work:
The relief work in the concrete buttresses reflects the First Nations and environmental history of the site. The buttresses are part of the Olympic Oval's drainage system and carry water from the roof to the Riverside Plaza.
The Fraser River was central to the Sto’lo, whose name in Salish means “People of the River”. The river had economic, social and spiritual meaning to the Coast Salish people. It allowed the aboriginal people of the coast to trade with the people of the interior of British Columbia. It was also the main travelling route for family gatherings; strengthening the connections between the Salish settlements on its banks.