Monday, 18 July 2011
MACOY Mural now on display at MacDonald Island
The Mayor's Advisory Council on Youth (MACOY) was created in 1993 to empower and engage youth in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo both actively and inclusively to make a significant difference in their community. The purpose of MACOY is to empower youth to become actively engaged citizens who have a voice in decisions that affect them. MACOY members are champions of the community who work to improve the quality of life of all citizens.
Last year, our MACOY group painted a mural in Borealis Park on the Bob Lamb Bandstand. This project not only helped to clean up graffiti in the park, but showcased the talent that our youth artists have! This year, our MACOY group wanted to paint another mural, but decided to put a different twist on the project. They chose to paint their mural on a 40" by 60" canvas in order to be able to display their artwork throughout the Municipality. The mural is a graphic representation of important elements in our Region, as seen by youth.
Stop by MacDonald Island to see the mural on display on the main floor in the central concourse.