The link invites community members to paint the greenbelt mural

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July 22, 2016
 

The link invites community members to paint the greenbelt mural

The Link community-creative hub is partnering with Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation to celebrate local food and nature through art with a new mural 

As part of the ongoing community-creative hub development, The Link is partnering with the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation to create a new mural along the unique, accessible corridor representing the community’s vision of nature and the outdoors. The mural celebrates the natural beauty of the Greenbelt and the Black River which lies on the eastern border of The Link property.

Members of the community are invited to join in painting the mural on Saturday, July 23 from 9am to 4pm. Artist Stefano Bove will be prepping the wall for painting in paint-by-number style so all ages and abilities are able to participate in creating this community asset. Snacks and light refreshments will be served.

"The Link backs on to the historic Black River, and we want to share our connection to the Greenbelt with our residents, tenants and visitors,” said Michele Vandentillaart, Program Coordinator at The Link. "We see this as the perfect partnership with the Friends of the Greenbelt as we continue our innovative project that is The Link." 

"Just as The Link brings people together in Georgina, the Greenbelt brings us together across the region. We are thrilled with this partnership," said Burkhard Mausberg, CEO of the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation. "Inviting the community in to share in creating the mural helps foster a sense of ownership of this space at The Link and of the Greenbelt itself."

The Link is an innovative community hub offering services, programming and event space to residents throughout Georgina. As work continues on Phases 2 & 3 of the transformation of this former public school space into a community hub, the grant from the Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation will beautify the new accessible walkway connecting Phase 1 to Phases 2 & 3.

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About the Greenbelt:
Ontario’s Greenbelt is the solution for fresh air, clean water, healthy local food, active outdoor recreation, and a thriving economy. At nearly 2 million acres, it’s the world’s largest permanently protected greenbelt, keeping our farmlands, forests, and wetlands safe and sustainable. The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation works to help keep farmers successful, strengthen local economies, and protect natural features. Learn more at: greenbelt.ca.

About The Link:
Centrally located in Sutton, The Link is a former school the Town repurposed into a community-creative hub that brings together partners and collaborations with organizations and tenants such as Hospice Georgina, Georgina Trades Training Inc., and the Georgina Community Food Pantry. Under one roof, The Link will deliver unique programs and services focused on health and wellness, arts and culture, youth engagement, recreation, job training, and more.

Contact:
Erica Woods              
Communications Manager                                          
Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation                                                
Phone: (416) 960-0001, ext. 306
ewoods@greenbelt.ca

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