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 Canada 150 Mosaic

Canada 150 Mosaic – Fort Erie Project

 

JOIN US ON MONDAY, JUNE 19, 2017 AT 5:45 P.M. AT THE LEISUREPLEX, MAIN ENTRANCE (ATRIUM) FOR THE UNVEILING OF THE MOSAIC MURAL!

Flyer describing the project and how you can participate

 

** New Presentation to Council on the Project - May 8, 2017

 

In celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary celebration, the Town of Fort Erie submitted a grant request to the Niagara Community Foundation (http://niagaracommunityfoundation.org) for participation in the Canada 150 Mosaic project. The project is a nationwide initiative that will create 150 murals in 150 communities by July 2017.

The Town was successful in its grant request and will be hosting two workshops, led by the Canada 150 Mosaic team, in order to create our Community Mosaic Mural. The Mural will consist of 400 tiles created by community members, based on a design by key artist, Lewis Lavoie. 

The Town was asked to provide one simple iconic object that famously represents the community and the Old Fort was chosen as the iconic object that the mural will be built around.

Participants will be encouraged to leave their mark by creating a painting on a 4 x 4 inch panel that represents their community from their own creative perspective. Every painting will be a story and will become a piece of a much bigger story. Some of the tiles will be pre-painted by local artists. The project encourages participation by all members of the community.

The Mural will be unveiled closer to July 1st and will be displayed in the Leisureplex. The mural will also be linked virtually with all other murals across the Country. You can visit the project web-site at: http://canada150mosaic.com/

 

The workshop dates are as follows - contact Bev Bradnam at bbradnam@forterie.ca or by phone at 905-871-1600 ext. 2201 to sign up !

Workshop Dates/Times:

  • Tuesday, June 6, 2017
    • 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
    • 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (all spots are filled for this time slot)
    • 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (all spots are filled for this time slot)
    • 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    • 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
    • 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

  • Wednesday, June 7, 2017 
    • 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
    • 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
    • 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    • 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Plan on being part of Fort Erie`s history! If you would like to discuss the project, please contact Bev Bradnam at 905-871-1600 ext. 2201.