A new neon sculpture is beaming yellow light in the shape of a plane from the the roof of the liquor store in the Salish Plaza in downtown Chilliwack.
‘Golden Eagle’ was created by artist Lucien Drury, as a public artwork commissioned by the owners of Salish Plaza in tribute to Chilliwack entrepreneur Earl Brett and the plane he mounted on his garage roof in 1951.
A Brett family member who still lives in Chilliwack told The Progress they’re thrilled to look skyward to see a replica of their grandfather’s plane recreated in neon light.
“My dad flew and Pop flew. Airplanes were always a big part of our lives growing up,” said Janice Battice, Earl Brett’s granddaughter. They all called their grandfather, “Pop.”
“It’s really neat to have Pop’s past revisited this way.”
The Brett family has a…