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MosaiCanada 150/Gatineau 2017 in production thanks to gardeners from across Canada
MosaiCanada 150/Gatineau 2017, a Canada 150 project funded by Canadian Heritage, the Government of Quebec and the Ville de Gatineau, will be held from July 1st to October 15, 2017 in Jacques Cartier Park, a National Capital Commission park, partner of the project.
The project, under the leadership of Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montreal, consists of creating mosaïculture artworks as a major attraction/event to celebrate Canada’s 150th Anniversary.
The mosaïculture structures will celebrate Canadian Confederation, the Founding Peoples, the First Nations and our Canadian Heritage
Gardeners from across Canada will be at work during the weeks of March 5, 12 and 19 planting, in the greenhouses of Ferme d’Auteuil located at 3185 Avenue des Perron, Laval Québec, the flowers in the mosaïculture artwork representing their respective province or territory.
Mosaïculture is a most spectacular horticultural technique that combines the following different art forms:
- sculpture for the structure,
- paint for the palette of colours, and
- horticulture as the means of creating living and changing artworks with plants.
Mosaïculture structures representing the provinces and territories of Canada: these mosaïculture artworks have been designed in consultation with each province and territory.
After the exhibition, the structures will return in their province or territory to be displayed in 2018.
- Yukon: Prospector – City of Whitehorse
- Northwest Territories: Muskoxes – City of Yellowknife
- Nunavut: Drum Dancer – Nunavut Arts and Crafts Association
- British Columbia: Bill Reid’s Killer Whale – City of Coquitlam
- Alberta: Wild Rose – City of St. Albert
- Saskatchewan: Mosaïculture Artwork in development
- Manitoba: Polar Bear – Assiniboine Park Conservancy
- Ontario: Niagara Gateway – Niagara Parks Commission
- Québec: Mosaïculture Artwork in development
- New Brunswick: Horse in field – New-Brunswick Botanical Garden
- Nova Scotia: Fisherman and dory – Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens
- Prince Edward Island: Red Fox – City of Charlottetown
- Newfoundland and Labrador: Puffins – Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden
The theme of the Gatineau exhibit will reflect 150 years of history, values, culture and arts in Canada, represented by some 40 different structures. Admission to the MOSAÏCANADA 150/Gatineau 2017 exhibit in Jacques-Cartier Park will be free.
“MosaiCanada 150/Gatineau 2017 will demonstrate Canadian savoir-faire and the creativity of the team at Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal, as well as of the representatives of the provinces, territories and our country’s indigenous peoples. It is sure to amaze the hundreds of thousands of expected visitors. For the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation, we want to offer a spectacular, one-of-a-kind bouquet – a bouquet like Canada itself”
-Lise Cormier, Executive Vice-President and Chief Administrative Officer
Mosaïcultures internationales de Montreal
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On behalf of the CiB National Committee, let me congratulate all the Provincial participants and National and International finalists for their achievements in the 2016 Edition of Communities in Bloom. Your hard work, dedication and total community involvement is well documented and celebrated in beautiful, environmentally aware green municipalities across Canada.
Please join us next year in 2017 for a special Canada 150 Edition of Communities in Bloom. This will be a great opportunity to highlight and celebrate all the achievements of your communities with a focus on celebrating Canada’s 150th Anniversary. Also plan to attend a special Canada 150 Symposium and Awards that will be held in Ottawa-Gatineau, our National Capital Region, from September 13th to 16th, 2017.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, I would like to thank all those involved in the continued success of the Communities in Bloom program. The commitment of local, provincial and national volunteers, the support of elected officials and staff of municipalities, the dedication of our volunteer judges, staff and organizations along with the contribution of our sponsors and partners all play a role in this success.
National Chair / Président national
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