On November 9, 2015, the Boys and Girls Club of Kawartha Lakes (BGCKL) unveiled a new mural on the front of their building. A donation from the Ministry of Canadian Heritage World War Commemorations Community Fund has paved the way for five murals to be created at the BGCKL Lindsay Street site. This funding is available for community-based commemorative and educational projects that foster a greater awareness and understanding among Canadians of the importance of the world wars in the country’s history so that they may gain an appreciation of its impact on the Canada we know today and develop an increased sense of identity and pride.
The murals, to be painted by Blinc Studios and TLDSB art students, will contain imagery of Canadian accomplishments and lifestyles related to the World Wars. Trillium Lakelands District School Board history and art students took part in workshops to identify themes on which the murals will be based. The murals will serve as an educational tool for Club staff to teach children and youth about historical Canadian accomplishments. Other partners in the planning and development of the project are the Royal Canadian Legion Sir Sam Hughes Branch 67, local historian Ian McKechnie, and Brian Lorimer, creator of Project Remembrance – www.projectremembrance .
See photos of the mural below! Our community is full of talented students and individuals!