"This isn't a watercolor, it's a mural." - Erich Segal

The banner mural of ships and fishing supplies decorates the fence of a parking lot just off Marine Drive in White Rock B.C.
(Artist unknown)

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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Celebrating Vernon's cultural melting pot

This mural celebrates the many cultures that make Vernon home. Included are (left to right) Chinese, Eastern European, Scandinavian, English, Aboriginal, East Indian, Japanese and Belgian. Pierre Eliot Trudeau, the Prime Minister who initiated many of Canada's multicultural policies is pictured on the far right. He died during the painting of this mural.

Unfortunately, in these photos the trees in full leaf hide many of the faces. I guess I'll have to come back in winter when the trees are bare to get the full effect.

Multiculturalism Mural - 2000
The mural is located at 3101 32nd Street, East-facing wall.
Painted by Michelle Loughery and her band of artists.



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