Canadians are invited to visit this free MosaïCanada150 exhibit at Jacques-Cartier Park in Gatineau
GATINEAU, QC, June 30, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, MosaïCanada150 invites visitors to step into an exciting and imaginary world at Jacques‑Cartier Park, in Gatineau.
The colourful exhibit, which is on display for free until October 15, 2017 for Canada 150, offers a wide variety of creative sculptures to reflect 150 years of history, values, culture and arts in Canada.
Mosaiculture is a spectacular horticultural technique that pulls together different art forms, including sculpture for its structure, painting for its range of colours and horticulture to express the vibrant and changing world of plants. The exhibit consists of a nearly one-kilometer trail that is sure to enchant visitors. The visit lasts around 90 minutes.
The Government of Canada funded this project through the Canada 150 Fund. This fund supports local, regional and national activities that allow Canadians from coast to coast to coast to celebrate Canada 150 and make 2017 a year to remember.
"MosaïCanada150 is a spectacular celebration of Canada and Canadian history over the last 150 years. I invite visitors and residents to explore this beautiful outdoor exhibition, which highlights our diverse history and culture in a truly unique fashion."
—The Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage
"We now have the pleasure of discovering the majestic plant sculptures that will delight hundreds of thousands of visitors throughout the summer season. We had collectively dreamed up this floral park to mark the Canada 150 celebrations in style and to make it a key element of the Gatineau 2017 programming. Mission accomplished! MosaïCanada 150/Gatineau 2017 is in place, majestic, and ready to welcome visitors, who will find themselves strolling through a completely transformed Jacques-Cartier Park.
— Maxime Pedneaud-Jobin, Mayor of Gatineau
"We have put forth all imaginable and unimaginable efforts to create an exhibition that represents our country and is worthy of the Canada 150 celebrations. We would like to thank Canadian Heritage for its contribution, which has made all this possible."
—Lise Cormier, Director General of Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal – MosaïCanada150
The Government of Canada granted more than $5 million to Mosaïcultures Internationales de Montréal, through the Canada 150 Fund, to develop the MosaïCanada150 community project.
The main themes of the Government of Canada's vision for Canada 150 are diversity and inclusion, reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples, the environment, and youth.
Established in April 2015, the Canada 150 Fund has a total budget of $200 million.
SOURCE Canadian Heritage
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