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April 26, 2017

VIBE Arts x Scarborough Town Centre for 150+ Reasons We Love Canada

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Scarborough Town Centre is proud to partner with VIBE Arts in support of their 150+ Reasons We Love Canada project. The unveiling of 60 hand-painted murals from across Canada will happen at STC on May 26th and will be displayed throughout the centre until July 2nd.

 

VIBE Arts is an innovative and award-winning charitable organization with a vision to engage youth from marginalized communities through free arts education programs. The murals originate from thirty community organizations across the country and have been created by artists as young as 9 to 29 years old.

 

“As muralists, with the responsibility of communicating to their nation, about their nation, youth are making new connections for themselves, their communities and country, while creating an impressive public art legacy,” says Julie Frost, Executive and Artistic Director of VIBE Arts.

 

There’s no better way to capture the spirit of this great nation than through artwork envisioned and created by the youth from all of Canada’s provinces and territories. “It’s a great feeling to share with so many others”, said Jacob Carter, a student at the Urban Aboriginal School in Sault-Ste-Marie. “Everyone put so much into it. It’s crazedly fantastic the way it turned out.”

 

Visitors are also encouraged to share their reasons why they love Canada for 150+ Reasons We Love Canada project and can submit them here.

 

Join us in celebrating our community, culture and country this May and June at our Art Space, where the murals will be displayed. You will experience the meaningful stories of Canada which have been brought to life through the eyes of country’s youth and honour the diversity, character and strength of our nation. Find more information on VIBE Arts on their website.

 

 Enter for a Chance to Win $500*!

Enter our contest for a chance to win $500 in STC gift cards*! All you have to do is share your photos and reasons why you love Canada on Instagram or Twitter using #150Reasons and tagging us at @ShopSTC. Contest is open from May 26 – July 3, all Rules & Regulations can be found here.