You’re invited to the Canada 150 mosaic mural unveiling! Come to Rotary Park in Stony Plain on Thursday, October 12 at 3:30 p.m. to celebrate. The mural was created in partnership with Mural Mosaic, a St. Albert based artist group, as part of the nation-wide Canada 150 Mosaic project to commemorate Canada’s 150th year since confederation.
The Canada 150 Mosaic project spans coast-to-coast; each of the 150 murals tells the story of the community in which they were made. Every completed mural is based on the overall concept of railroad cars which link each participating community to the next. If the entire mural was connected it would span more than four football fields.
Chantelle Laberge, Culture & Tourism Development Officer, says, “Stony Plain’s mural is a representation of the importance of our community’s heritage and highlights the town’s long-standing cultural organizations: Parkland Potters’ Guild, Multicultural Heritage Centre, Stony Plain & Parkland Pioneer Museum, and the Stony Plain Public Library.” Laberge continues, “The mural also recognizes the pioneering and agricultural history of the town.”
The mural is composed of over 850 4” by 4” tiles. Last November, more than 400 community members hand painted the tiles for this mosaic.
Mayor William Choy says, “We’re very excited to unveil the Canada 150 mosaic mural to the community. A lot of hard work from so many people went into the creation of this mural.” Choy continues, “It was a fun project that I’m proud to have participated in.”
The new mural will be part of the Stony Plain Mural collection. For more information on the mural, visit www.stonyplain.com/Canada150 and to learn about the Stony Plain Mural collection, visit www.stonyplain.com/murals