Jun 16, 2017 Return to Headlines

Coquitlam Seeking Partner for Canada 150 Legacy Project

by Michelle Frilund |

COQUITLAM, BC, June 16, 2017 – The City of Coquitlam is looking for a community partner to lead a new Canada 150 legacy project, with support through a Spirit of Coquitlam grant.

This special call for applications by July 3 will provide funding for the organization of a Mosaic 150 project.

Mosaic 150 is a public art project organized by Mural Mosaic with the goal of having 150 murals in 150 communities throughout the country. The over-arching theme of the murals is the train and railway, which acknowledges the role of the trans-Canada railway in uniting Canada.

The project is intended to engage Canadians from coast to coast in a unified tile painting representing the mosaic of Canada. Each mural is designed by the artist from Mural Mosaic and represents the theme a community puts forward, but which connects with the theme of the railway. Community painting workshops are organized for volunteers to paint individual tiles which are then incorporated by the artists into the final mural.

To date, 71 communities have participated including 18 communities in B.C.
Interested groups can apply before July 3 through the online form at www.coquitlam.ca/spiritgrant

Proponents will need to identify resources available to lead the project, proposed locations for the final art piece, and the logistics and locations for the mosaic workshops. 

The successful proponent will be announced on July 31. 

About the Spirit of Coquitlam Grant Program
The Spirit of Coquitlam Grant Program was created in 2002 to assist local organizations in purchasing equipment for their use and development, hosting events, and realizing capital projects to advance community goals. Since 2002, through this program, the City of Coquitlam has awarded over $8.07 million to approximately 199 different community organizations. Funding for the Spirit of Coquitlam Grant Program is derived from the Casino Host Agreement revenue. Full program details are available at www.coquitlam.ca/spiritgrant.


Media contact:
Mary Morrison-Clark
Manager, Community, Recreation and Culture Services