Canada 150 – Art Tree Project

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Dear Mayor, Wardens and Councils of the city of Ottawa,

The Art Tree Project evolved from a challenge issued by the Ontario Culture Talks held in Pembroke Ontario last fall to engage our communities in arts and culture.

Ambitious in scope, this project hopes to engage all of Canada in community art shows to celebrate CANADA 150. The art show would be composed of Art Trees created by any group who wishes to commemorate their members and heritage.

Please see the following PDF presentation for the full project description and examples of the fine work done by the Ottawa Valley groups who pioneered this project. Upon request, both English and French versions are available in higher resolutions for printing.

In order to reach as many communities and community groups in every province and territory, I am writing to ask you to forward this presentation to the hubs of your local government, business, education, charity and community groups so they can forward it on to their members.

As schools and First Nations are a focus, the offering of grant support to these areas would ensure their participation. Local sponsors could be notified of this opportunity.

Here’s to a glorious forest of Art Trees made by Canadians across the country celebrating their country’s 150th Birthday!

Thank you for your kind consideration,

Marlene Schaly


Creative Director

Note:  The Art Tree Project is endorsed by Heritage Canada and is a not-for-profit enterprise.