Our student art work was proudly displayed at PanAm and ParaPan Games
Kim Edmond is a teacher at Algoma District School Board’s Urban Aboriginal Program. A number of her students, under the tutelage of local artist Sharon Hunter, completed murals that became part of a much larger project called Welcome 41. Welcome 41 was a mural project run by Toronto community arts organization Art For Children and Youth (AFCY). Working with the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Games, AFCY lined up schools and community organizations across Ontario to create 60 distinct artful panels – 41 representing each of the visiting countries and 19 that speak to the spirit of the Games.
Students from the Urban Aboriginal Program painted 2 of the 60 mural panels that were displayed in Toronto over the summer of 2015. Not only were the murals displayed in Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) subway stations to the local and visiting public, they were also digitalized and included as part of the Welcome Package for all athletes.
Urban Aboriginal students worked on two themes: Local Narrative and Inspiration. They were pleased and excited, as the whole board was, that their work would be seen and shared by international athletes, locals and visitors from around the world who travelled to Toronto for the games.
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