Celebrating Volunteers and Canada 150

PIN, The People and Information Network, formerly the Volunteer Centre of Guelph Wellington, unveiled a lasting legacy celebrating volunteers and Canada’s 150th, during a drop in “Urban Art Gala” on Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

With thanks to the wisdom of the Guelph Arts Council and appreciation to funding partners Guelph Community Foundation and the Government of Ontario, an innovative mural project led by local artist Meredith Blackmore, welcomed more than 150 volunteers to engage in the creation of a mural that began during National Volunteer Week, April 23 – 29, 2017. Through the generosity of a variety of host sites, volunteers were invited to participate in collaborative artwork, expressing ideas about Canada and volunteering.

“The mural captures not only the immense talent of the selected artist and the talent of volunteers, it expresses and honours Guelph and Wellington County’s spirit of civic engagement, community connections and Canada’s sesquicentennial” says Christine Oldfield, Executive Director, “PIN, The People and Information Network is excited to share this legacy with the community”.

We invite the community to visit the mural at 46 Cork Street E., Guelph. Celebrate the contributions volunteers make to the community and how those contributions weave the fabric of Canada; the culture and spirit of this country.

Posted on June 29, 2017