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Viva Upcycle!

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Written by Patti Foley

*IMPORTANT* – THE DATE OF THE RECEPTION HAS CHANGED TO WED. NOV. 18 @ 11 A.M. – 12 NOON. THE LOCATION REMAINS THE SAME.

Viva Upcycle! – The legacy lives on

To help the legacy of the Pan Am Games live on, the Town of Caledon has partnered with Caledon-based artists and community groups through the Viva Upcycle! Art Project – a fun, creative initiative to turn the Pan Am Town-wide street banners into something completely different. The sky’s the limit!

“We’re excited to see the creativity that emerges from this project. It will be fantastic to keep the legacy of the Pan Am Games alive in a fun, artistic, unique way for all to enjoy,” said Mayor Allan Thompson.

Imaginative participants include:

The Alton Mill
Alton Public School
Biz Baz artisans
Town of Caledon Parks & Recreation
Caledon Public Library
Headwaters
Headwaters Arts
Mayfield Secondary School
Peel Art Gallery Museum and Archives (PAMA)

Each group received 10 banners to work with. Artists may combine other materials – wire, glue, glitter, wool, wood, etc. – with the banners, but have been encouraged to maintain the Pan Am colour palette, while creating new expressions whether they be large, small, wild or practical. Final submissions of the works of the Upcycle Projects will be delivered to Town Hall on Monday, November 9, 2015.

These creative works will be displayed at Town Hall from November – December, kicking off with a special reception on Friday, November 13 with Mayor Allan Thompson. The creations will then travel to the Caledon Public Library, to the Town’s Parks and Recreation Centres, the Caledon Pan Am Equestrian Park and to PAMA (Peel Art Gallery Museum + Archives).

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Patti Foley

Having spent 25 years in Bolton, Patti remains an advocate for Caledon. As a former Regional Councillor and a long-time community volunteer she is passionate about communicating information about its issues, news, events, people, non-profits and businesses.

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