Games Legacy Goes Beyond Sport

Games Legacy Goes Beyond Sport

Author: BC Games Society/Saturday, February 26, 2022/Categories: Front Page, 2022 News, 2020 BC Summer Games

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While the 2020 BC Summer Games in Maple Ridge did not processed due to COVID-19, there was a significant legacy for young local artists.

The Foundry Maple Ridge was selected as one of the Games Legacy projects and received a $18,000 grant for a project that would create the opportunity for young local artists to work along side artist Rain Pierre from Katzie First Nation.

Three Maple Ridge secondary students were selected, through an art contest developed by Pierre, who is known not only for his art but for the inspiration and support he provides to local artists. Under the mentorhsip of Pierre, the students collorated on a mural for the Foundry, while building their portfolios.

At the mural unveiling earlier this month, Pierre said "I am a firm believer that things happen for a reason. The BC Summer Games didn't happen... but they did in a way."  

The mural is a beautiful legacy of the Games but the more significant legacy is the impact this project will have on the three young artists who were selected to take part.

See the three stories about this project on the Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows News:

 

(Photo credit: Priyanka Kethar/The News)

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