City council and the Cariboo Chilcotin Economic Development Corporation want the car sculpture at the Tourism Discovery Centre moved or removed to make space for meetings and events.

City council and the Cariboo Chilcotin Economic Development Corporation want the car sculpture at the Tourism Discovery Centre moved or removed to make space for meetings and events.

TDC car sculpture on the move

If the car sculpture is moved or removed at the Tourism Discovery Centre it would open the space up for meetings and events.

City council has endorsed a request from the Central Cariboo Economic Development Commission that the car display in the Tourism Discovery Centre be removed or moved to make more room for community meetings.

In addition to being a beautiful landmark, the Tourism Discovery Centre is an ideal meeting place for various groups travelling to our area, CCEDC chair Larry Stranberg wrote in a letter to mayor and council.

He noted the CCEDC also looks forward to discussing ways the TDC can be utilized to welcome and service the community.

Coun. Ivan Bonnell said when the item was discussed at the committee of the whole there was also mention of developing a policy for broader use of the TDC.

“That will help us deal with the placement of artifacts or displays or other uses of the space by the community at large,” Bonnell said.

Coun. Laurie Walters said the car display has been there for a long time and she wasn’t disputing its removal from the space, however, she wondered what will happen to it if it is removed.

“Hopefully by Christmas we will have a policy in place to help us deal with that,” Bonnell said, adding the intent is to eventually remove it.