New mural unveiled for Alexandria’s bicentennial

Posted on Friday September 20, 2019
Alexandria 200 Mural unveiling
The final panel being installed on the Alexandria 200 Mural by Kirk MacMillan and Ryan MacMillan of KMAC Electric

Alexandria, Friday, September 20, 2019 – Today we are proud to mark the occasion of the 200th Anniversary of Alexandria with the unveiling of the Alexandria 200 Mural. What better home for this mural than on the Township offices, located in the heart of Alexandria’s red brick district, at 90 Main Street South, in Alexandria.

 

“It’s another proud moment for the Township of North Glengarry!  I wish to congratulate the Glengarry Artists Collective on this amazing project,” said North Glengarry Councillor Jeff Manley, who serves as Chair of the North Glengarry Arts, Culture and Heritage Advisory Committee.

 

The mural was created by members of the Glengarry Artists’ Collective. In 2018 the Glengarry Artists’ Collective approached the municipality with the dream of honouring Alexandria’s anniversary through an expression of art. They applied for; and received a $3,300 Community Grant to offset some of the cost association with this project.

 

“Having our members create works that will be displayed in our town for the next several years is inspiring, thrilling! Of course, we’re proud to contribute to the artification of Alexandria,” said Glengarry Artists’ Collective spokesperson Yvonne Callaway.

 

The mural was installed on September 19 and unveiled just in time to act as one of the featured attractions on the September 21 Glengarry Routes Heritage Bus Tour.

 

About the North Glengarry Community Grant Program

 

The North Glengarry Community Grant Program was created by the municipality to help promote a varied and rich quality of life for all of its residents and visitors. At times, community groups and organizations in North Glengarry need financial assistance to support community-based special projects or events. The Community Grant Policy has been created to provide limited financial assistance to community groups and not-for-profit organizations within the Township to assist with various activities.

 

This support is in recognition of the value of these groups to the well-being and growth of the community and is to help the municipality retain a strong community focus.

 

All applications are reviewed by the North Glengarry Arts, Culture and Heritage Advisory Committee.

 

October 31, 2019 is the deadline to apply for the next round of Community Grants. Application forms can be found online at www.northglengarry.ca or they can be obtained at Town Hall.

 

 

 

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Sarah Huskinson, Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Canton de Glengarry nord - North Glengarry Township

cao@northglengarry.ca/ T. 613-525-1110/ F. 613-525-1649/www.northglengarry.ca

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