Canada’s 150th Birthday July 1, 2017 – Celebrate with Art!
Canada’s 150th birthday is being celebrated by 60 awe-inspiring murals hand-painted by youth from every Province and Territory. The national 150+ Reasons We Love Canada project was created by VIBE Arts. Artists, aged 9 to 29, who participated come from thirty community organizations across the country including homeless shelters, under-resourced schools and youth agencies. Their hand-painted murals express the spirit of Canada from their many unique perspectives.
The murals tell meaningful stories of Canada through the eyes of Canada’s youth who share their diversity, culture, character and strength of the nation. The original murals (4’x 6′) will be installed in Toronto subway stations throughout July and August, with digital displays in 15 airports and on more than 300 PATTISON Outdoor billboards across Canada.
“It’s a great feeling to share this experience with so many others,” says Jacob Carter, a student at the Urban Aboriginal School in Sault-Ste-Marie. “Everyone put so much into the project. It’s fantastic the way it’s come together.”
The 150+ Reasons We Love Canada project is funded by Pattison Outdoor Advertising, KPMG, TD Canada Trust, Toronto Pearson Airport, the Hal Jackman Foundation, the Chawkers Foundation, CIBC Mellon, and the Community Fund for Canada’s 150th: a collaboration between the Government of Canada, Community Foundations of Canada, the Laidlaw Foundation and 191 community foundations across Canada.
About VIBE Arts
VIBE Arts is an innovative and award-winning charitable organization committed to providing children and youth in under-resourced communities with high quality community and school based arts education programming. With a 20+ year trajectory, VIBE Arts has become one of the most celebrated community arts organizations in Toronto. For more information, please visit: www.VIBEArts.ca.