I Initiated and spearheaded Coquitlam’s participation in the Canada 150 Mosaic Mural project. There were numerous obstacles to overcome to make this community-building and permanent art project come to fruition and I’m proud that I persevered and that my Council colleagues supported my idea!
Having over 550 members of our community come in to the library and help create a permanent art piece that commemorates Coquitlam and it’s history, in my opinion, is what “community building” is all about. I was happy to participate in two of the tile painting sessions and was elated to see youngsters and grandparents, newcomers and lifelong residents taking time to paint a tile and help create this beautiful public art that will be enjoyed for decades to come.
A blog post from January: https://www.teritowner.ca/2018/01/celebrating-canada-150-building-community/