Commissioned by artist Lewis Lavoie and Phil Alain, this project was launched in 2015 to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, beginning the journey to complete 150 murals illustrating Canada’s cultural and geographical diversity.
In the Town of Slave Lake more than 900 residents including seniors, adults, school children, and even a few babies came together over a three day span to paint individual tiles in celebration of our country’s 150th birthday.
The purpose of the project is to create a national mural including all provinces and territories, 100,000’s of paintings and 150 individual murals that when united will form one gigantic mural mosaic. The mural, if ever connected would be over 365 meters wide (4 football fields) x 2.5 meters high (8 feet).
The mural will represent a cultural mosaic, a time capsule, a visual portrayal of history, an art masterpiece from the soul of the nation. An art piece that fifty years from now, may inspire another generation, who will in turn be able to celebrate through the mural, and maybe take it upon themselves to add to this memory.