Canada 150 Art Legacy Wall displays what's great about Orangeville

The Town of Orangeville has unveiled an art legacy wall at the Alder Recreation Centre. With funding from Dufferin County’s legacy grant in 2017, the project was initiated to commemorate Canada’s 150th birthday and involved submissions of artwork and photography from the community.

The visual display features images of our history, leisure, sports and nature in a large-scale mural that overlays the map of Canada with maple leaves serving as the backdrop. This community art project creates a friendly and engaging environment in the atrium of the Alder Recreation Centre.

The mural boasts 77 plaques, including six information plaques, and a total of 29 artist submissions as well as photos from the Town of Orangeville and historical images contributed by the Dufferin County Museum and Archives.

A celebration of the new art wall and recognition of support is set for April 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Alder Recreation Centre. Artists and donors will be recognized at the event and refreshments will be provided.

“This new art installation, in the lobby of our largest recreation multipurpose centre, adds to the community feel of the facility and helps to create a social atmosphere,” said Councillor Don Kidd, Chair of the Orangeville Recreation Committee. “It’s an eye-catching project that adds another dimension to the recreation multiplex while promoting arts, nature, culture and sport within our community.”

Canada 150 art legacy wall