Community comes together for Canada 150 Mosaic

The Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, and mural designer Carey Newman show off their mini-masterpieces.

We did it, Victoria!

Over the course of two days, Victorians converged at the Central Branch of the Greater Victoria Public Library to help paint a large Canada 150 Mosaic mural that will soon be displayed in a prominent, public location. Nearly 600 individual 4″x4″ tiles were painted to form the 8’x12′ mural featuring a design by Victoria-based Kwagiulth artist, and Victoria Foundation board member, Carey Newman. It’s a beautiful piece of art and we can’t wait for everyone to see it!

We would like to give a HUGE thank you to everyone who came out to paint and help out, including our special guests, the Canada 150 Mural team, the Greater Victoria Public Library, our staff and Board members, and, most of all, the residents of Victoria who took it upon themselves to come on down, join in the fun and be a part of this celebration of community spirit.

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City of Victoria Mayor Lisa Helps and Greater Victoria Public Library CEO Maureen Sawa tackle their tiles.

A beautiful sunflower from an especially talented participant.

Paul Lavoie from Canada 150 Mosaic starts to place finished tiles on the final grid.

Tenor Ken Lavigne proudly displays his finished tile.

Victoria Foundation Board of Directors Past Chair Rasool Rayani and his daughter find their inspiration.

The mural starting to take shape!

Getting very close by the end of Saturday.