Park of a Thousand Faces

Iconic Property To Be Made Into Memorial Park.

Eccentric woodcarver Rolf Heer has died from cancer at age 66, after celebrating over 40 years in the Village of Radium Hot Springs.

“Our Village is in mourning,” says Clara Reinhardt, Mayor of the Village of Radium Hot Springs. “Rolf was more than a colourful figure in Radium, he was a legend in our community, and we will all feel this loss”.

Rolf was born April 7, 1954 in Austria, and moved to Radium Hot Springs in April of 1979 where he quickly laid down roots in the community. Rolf built The House of a Thousand Faces, a hand carved building in Radium Hot Springs where lived, made and sold his carvings, hosted parties, and toured guests.  Rolf and his house were landmarks in Radium and the Columbia Valley, and have gained notoriety from visitors around the world.

After a fire completely destroyed Rolf’s iconic House of a Thousand Faces on November 22, 2018, Rolf started making plans for the landmark property to be transformed into a public park. Now that Rolf has died the Radium Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce will fundraise to complete this legacy project. A GoFundMe page has been set up to accept donations to support completion of the park.

“The memorial park will be a fitting tribute to Rolf,” says Mike Gray, spokesperson for the Radium Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce. “After the fire, Rolf wanted to turn his spot into a public area where people could gather and enjoy the beauty that brought him to Radium.”

The Radium Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce is currently fundraising and seeking donations to honour Rolph's dream of 'Park of a 1000 Faces'.  This space will be a great legacy to not only Rolph but the community and visitors to the iconic space.


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