Community artPublished on April 25, 2018

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  • Photo by: LoveOttawa


  • Photo by: LoveOttawa


  • Photo by: LoveOttawa

St Laurent Centre has added some artistic flair to its walls with the installation of a vibrant mural. High school students from across Ottawa teamed up with award-winning Columbian artist, Claudia Salguero, to create a giant 54’ x 15’ mural in advance of Morguard’s BeYou campaign.

The students selected for the project come from five different local schools, Ridgemont, Frederick Banting, Gloucester, Merivale, and Bell, and they are all part of the Specialist High Skills Major Program (SHSM). The SHSM program allows students to gain hands on experience that matches their skills and career path. The BeYou project allows the students to gain valuable work experience in their field while benefiting the community.

This is the third year the project has teamed up with Big Brothers Big Sisters in retail properties for the BeYou campaign, an initiative focused dedicated to help increase self-esteem, personal growth, self-worth and empower girls aged 9 – 16. The campaign will launch in St. Laurent on September 17-23 with workshops and activities.

The public is invited to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony on Saturday, April 28 at 11am. The community is invited to attend, meet the students and take a selfie with the mural. The students will also be signing their names to the mural.

For more information on the BeYou campaign visit http://beyougirl.ca/


Olivia Taggart

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