Residents got a peek at what is coming for Canada’s 150th birthday bash. Three projects are on the plate at this time, involving three arts-related activities. They are:
Canada 150 Patchwork – This partnership with the Prince George Potters’ Guild will bring together artists, students and the public to design a “patchwork” mosaic wall portraying diversity and originality, true to the community of Prince George. Once complete, this commemorative piece will be displayed at the CN Centre.
Canada 150 Heatwave – The Prince George Folkfest Society is partnering with the City to present an eight-day concert series starting on July 1. This event will feature local and regional artists and musicians in Canada Games Plaza.
Canada 150 Mosaic – This national project, created by Mural Mosaic, will take place in 150 communities across Canada. In Prince George, artists are partnering with the City and the Two Rivers Gallery to showcase how Prince George and its people enhance our nation through creativity, spirit, and design. Local residents will be invited to participate in creating the mosaic during the Gallery’s KidzArt Dayz in early July. The completed mosaic will be displayed in the Kin Centre Atrium.
“I’d like to thank the Government of Canada for this investment in activities that will involve thousands of local residents,” said Lyn Hall, Mayor of Prince George. “These events will help to make Canada’s 150th birthday just that much more meaningful and enjoyable for all.”
All of the activities are being fully funded at a cost of $276,000 from the Government of Canada.