Colwood funds creative projects, from native plant garden to Emily Carr info – Victoria News


Four imaginative community projects receive a financial boost from the City of Colwood.

Funds are provided through the Create Places Colwood grant, aimed at bringing neighbors together and renewing community pride by creatively transforming spaces. The city called on residents late last year to “bring new energy to places in Colwood.”

“The city has received four grant applications, each meeting the requirement for a matching contribution from the community through volunteer work, donated services, donated materials and supplies and / or other funds raised. “Colwood said in a press release, noting that the requests had been granted. until mid-February. All four will receive funding.

The four projects are: Fit Happens Hop Skip and Jump to It, which will encourage community members to get active by stenciling various motion circuit graphics on the sidewalks of playgrounds and neighborhoods; Little Free Plant and Seed Stand, an invitation for residents to access, exchange and share plants and seeds; Pollinator and Indigenous Plant Garden, a Colwood Garden Society project with the help of First Nations Elders, which will feature roots, berries, flowers and shrubs that have been essential for health and healing First Nations; and Emily Carr Interpretative Sign, a metal sign that will showcase Emily Carr’s work and serve as a reminder that she, and other artists, took inspiration from seaside communities such as Colwood.

For more information visit colwood.ca/createplaces.


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