Multiculturalism - Vernon, British Columbia
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N 50° 15.931 W 119° 16.345
11U E 338048 N 5570623
Quick Description: Come with us and visit the murals of Vernon: There are currently 27 murals and featured is Multiculturalism, #21 in the walking tour guide available at the visitor's centre. This mural typifies the diversity of Canada.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 9/3/2014 7:05:49 AM
Waymark Code: WMMD5P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
There are over three-five million people that call Canada home of which approximately seven million are foreign-born residents, that includes me also.

All the murals are well done paying tribute to the artist's talent and creativity for any passersby to enjoy.

The murals are numbered and we will showcase
# 21 – Multiculturalism


3105 31st Street

This mural embodies the diverse cultures represented by the citizens of Vernon. From left to right the cultures represented are Chinese, Eastern European, Scandinavian, English, Aboriginal, East Indian, Japanese and Belgian. On the far right is Pierre Elliot Trudeau who initiated many multiculturalism policies as Prime Minister of Canada and who died during the painting of this mural.

Lead Artist: Michelle Loughery

Contributing Artists:
Liz Allardice (Assistant Artist)
Chris Bennett
Shane Berg
Peter Buwalda
Sarah Hambley
Monica Jewell
Christa Kermeen
Sarah LaCroix
Caleb Lee
Sarah Lindsay
Nikki Litowski
Robert Mairs
Steven Skolka
Carla Spragg
Tyler Toews
Krista Van Ee

From the Multiculturalism

The Downtown Vernon Association has invested considerable resources into the creation of the 27 amazing works of art that grace our downtown buildings. These murals depict the history, culture, scenery, and folklore that made Vernon what it is today.

The mural project was a multi-year collaborative effort that included youth employment, revitalization, and heritage conservation strategies.
From the Downtown Vernon Murals


City: Vernon

Location Name: Vernon Post Office

Artist: Michelle Loughery

Date: 2000

Media: Painted on concrete building blocks

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

Visit Instructions:
Please give the date and description of your visit. One original photo of the mural must also be submitted. GPSr photo NOT required.
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