On Friday, October 30, 2015, Gravenhurst High School unveiled its first art piece to be displayed on the outside of the school. The sculpted art was created with the help of over 100 students from Gravenhurst High School and Gravenhurst Public School. Two local artists also participated in the project spearheaded by Sue Buckingham, Bonny, a professional glass artist, and Hilary, a metal artist.

GHS student Blaise opened the ceremony and represented the Mohawk Nation. His words spoke of putting the creator first before all else, and bringing greetings and gratitude to all. The piece of art, titled “The Tree of Peace”, brings together the nine Iroquois nations. Pieces of glass were created that tied into each particular clan and were then joined together. The trunk and branches of the tree are made out of metal, and the weather will change the colour for years to come. A wonderful project that highlights our First Nations, Métis, and Inuit cultures. See the pictures below!