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The Town of Slave Lake is partnering with the Federal government to create a unique cross country mural to celebrate Canada 150th Birthday Celebration.
The mural mosaic will bring community members together to create a unique piece of art that will be on display in the community for years to come.
“Communities are at the heart of the Canada 150 celebrations,” said the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage. “Thanks to the Town of Slave Lake’s Canada 150 Mosaic project, multiple generations will get involved in the community to showcase the region’s cultural identity through art. I encourage all Canadians to take this opportunity to strengthen the ties that unite us, reflect on what it means to be Canadian, and leave a lasting legacy for generations to come! ”
« Les communautés sont au cœur des célébrations entourant Canada 150, a affirmé l’honorable Mélanie Joly, ministre du Patrimoine canadien. Grâce au projet Canada 150 Mosaic de Slave Lake, l’engagement communautaire intergénérationnel mettra en valeur l’identité culturelle régionale au moyen de l’art. J’invite tous les Canadiens à profiter de l’occasion pour resserrer les liens qui les unissent, à réfléchir à ce que cela signifie d’être Canadien et à laisser un legs durable aux générations à venir! »
Ruth Rolfe the Director of Community Services said that the selection of Slave Lake as one of the community members participating in the Canada Wide Mosaic Mural is fantastic, “The Slave Lake Mural will be a unique piece of art legacy of over 80,000 mural mosaic tiles created across Canada.”
Rolfe stated that the Slave Lake mural will represent what is special to Slave Lake, “This art work will truly represent our own story, and our own legacy.”
Program Coordinator Jillian Shepherd said of the partnership, “We’re very excited about the Mosaic Mural project and getting the community involved in a legacy project to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.”
Shepherd stated that more information would be released in the coming weeks on the joint partnership, “Keep watching slavelake.ca, and the Town’s Facebook page, for more info about the workshops we’ll be having in the community.”
The first part of the project will be around selecting a theme and a location to host the mural. The Town of Slave Lake is looking for feedback from community members, and are encouraged to fill out the survey found at https://ab-slavelake.civicplus.com/FormCenter/Community-Services-4/Town-of-Slave-Lake-Canada150th-Mural-102
Free Mural painting workshops will be available in October. Stay tuned to slavelake.ca for details when they are available.