Strength and Spirit is a collaborative art project that invites Mission to come together, while remaining close to home. / Submitted Photo

Strength and Spirit is a collaborative art project that invites Mission to come together, while remaining close to home. / Submitted Photo

Mission residents can create a special maple leaf for Canada Day

Strength and Spirit is a collaborative art project for the whole community to participate in

A new art project has been created to help Mission residents celebrate Canada Day.

Strength and Spirit is a collaborative art project that invites community members and organizations to come together, while remaining close to home.

Participants are asked to decorate wooden maple leafs and these creations will be put on display throughout the community.

“The maple leaf symbolizes so much more than Canada. It represents us, the District of Mission, a community filled with strength and spirit. Just in time for our country’s birthday, we will proudly display 500 of Canada’s most iconic symbol,” said Joanna McBride, events coordinator at Fraser River Heritage Park.

These collective and creative installations will serve as a legacy of our shared experience during difficult times, showing that we can come together, while remaining safely apart, she added.

According to McBride, strength and spirit has helped us get through one of the most trying times in our country’s history.

Displayed throughout the District of Mission, the Strength and Spirit Maple Leafs will remind us to continue to be safe and caring for all in our community, as we move forward.

Maple Leaf cut-outs will be available for pickup starting June 1, at the Fraser River Heritage Park Administrative building.

To arrange a time to pick up your maple leaf, or if you know of a particular location that you think would be great to display the Strength and Spirit Maple Leafs please email frhpevents@mission.ca.

Deadline for Maple Leaf drop off will be June 28.

For more information, visit:

www.missioncanadaday.ca