Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - Ontario Greenbelt's Quilt of Possibilities
to be Displayed at Queen's Park

TORONTO, April 29 /CNW/ - The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation and the Ontario Craft Council invite you to join us for an unveiling of the Quilt of Possibilities at Queen's Park to mark its installation there for the next several weeks. The dynamic quilt was created earlier this year to celebrate the Greenbelt's 5th Anniversary.

    
    Who:   Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, Ontario Craft Council,
           Speaker of the Legislative Assembly and Members of Provincial
           Parliament

    What:  Reception and Quilt unveiling

    When:  Monday, May 3rd, 5-6pm, Speakers Reception Room, Room 340, Main
           Legislative Building at Queen's Park
    

The Quilt of Possibilities is made up of 56 contributed quilt squares from across the province and even as far away as British Columbia and Switzerland. It features a rich diversity of materials, techniques and subject matters. Each square tells a story, shares a memory, or evokes an emotion of what this important landscape means.

The Quilt will visit a number of locations across the Greenbelt over the course of the year. This first official stop, at Queen's Park, is an important opportunity for the leaders of Ontario to encounter the creative work of local makers while the House is still in session. It will then be available for public viewing from May 4th until June 11th where it will hang outside the public gallery on the fourth floor.

The Ontario Crafts Council exists to grow recognition and appreciation of craft and craftspepople by building a strong, talented, distinct craft community and advocating on its behalf. For more information please visit www.craft.on.ca. To download a copy of the Quilt of Possibilities catalogue and to see a timelapse video of the Quilt being put together, visit www.craft.on.ca/Programs/Greenbelt.

Wrapping around the Greater Golden Horseshoe, the Greenbelt is 1.8 million acres of potential to make Ontario, and the earth, a better place. The Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation is a charitable organization established to support the vitality of Ontario's Greenbelt. For more information about Ontario's Greenbelt visit www.greenbelt.ca.

Media interested in attending the event who are not already accredited at Queen's Park are requested to RSVP to Maggie Head at the information noted below by noon on Monday, May 3rd to be connected to the Queen's Park press gallery.

SOURCE Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation

For further information: For further information: Allison Decker, Communications Manager, Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation, adecker@greenbelt.ca or (416) 960-0001 x 307 or (416) 859-4552 (mobile); Janna Hiemstra, Programs Manager, Ontario Crafts Council, jhiemstra@craft.on.ca or (416) 925-4222 x225; Maggie Head, Executive Assistant, Office of the Speaker, Maggie_head@ontla.ola.org or (416) 325-7435

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