A stunning artwork memorial in tribute to dear Robbie, created by local custom metal-worker Duncan Simpson, was unveiled at the Nelson Tennis Club on August 20. Rob was a skilled metal worker himself, so the artwork incorporates one of his own creations: a whimsical Tiki Man holding a tennis racquet. For those who did not know Rob, it was his idea to renovate the abandoned courts at LVR School and build the multi-use facility. His drive, passion, and relentless energy was key in making it a success. Read more about Rob, and his legacy to the community. Shortly after he passed away in February of this year, he, and fellow volunteer Keith Bridger, won the Nelson Citizen of the Year Award.

The unveiling was led NTC president Keith Bridger (top left), together with the artist Duncan Simpson, and Seth Reidy who designed and built the wooden shelter, with Rob Wright’s family in attendance.

A huge thank you to all the donors!

The memorial artwork was made possible by private donations and volunteer contributions. The Nelson Tennis Club would sincerely like to thank Dr. Ken Muth; Dr. Michael Brownstein; Dave and Sheila Martin; Dr. Keith Bridger; Dr. John Davidson; Dick and Robin Grinnell; Ken and Edna Mireau; Larry and Roxy Mireau; Kalesnikoff Forest Products; Seth Reidy of Nelson Tiny Houses; and the artist Duncan Simpson.

Beautiful artwork in memory of Rob Wright unveiled