Volunteers are invited to help transform a Port Coquitlam soccer portable into public art on Saturday, Sept. 22 as part of a community mural project.
People of all ages and abilities can drop by the Minnekhada Middle School field, 1390 Laurier Avenue (across from Hyde Creek Recreation Centre), from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. to take part in Partici-Paint, a new mural project that is a spinoff of the City of Port Coquitlam's Teens Against Graffiti (TAG) program.
The project is a partnership between City of Port Coquitlam Youth Services, Coquitlam RCMP, Port Coquitlam Community Police Office, Port Coquitlam Euro-Rite FC Soccer Association, Benjamin Moore Paints and School District 43.
The mural will be painted on the south-facing wall of the soccer association's portable, which has often been targeted by vandals. The building has a ramp and is accessible for people with disabilities.
Mural and graffiti artist Kris Kupskay, a former Port Coquitlam resident who has been involved in a variety of youth art projects, designed the soccer-themed mural concept and will lead the painting on Saturday.
Partici-Paint is an opportunity for local residents to take ownership of their park facilities, give back to the community, gain volunteer hours and be guided by a professional artist. Volunteers are asked to dress for the weather and wear clothing they don't mind getting splattered by paint.
For info, call 604-927-2393 or 604-927-7981, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.