Town planning Canada 150 activities, events

Picture-collecting campaign

Katrina Owens
Lakeside Leader

Christopher Brown, Town of Slave Lake communications co-ordinator, popped by The Leader last week and updated us on a few things the Town is planning to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday.
To start, Brown says, the TOSL has launched a picture-collecting campaign.
“We are asking residents to submit photos online of what Slave Lake means to them,” he says. “It doesn’t matter if you’re an amateur or professional photographer or if the picture is taken on a cell phone – we are looking for pictures of anything and anyone that represents Slave Lake!”
Why? Brown says a select few will be featured in a special project set to be aired on Canada Day.
“There isn’t a limit on how many residents can send in,” he says. “The only catch is that the picture(s) need to have been taken from July 1st, 2016 to June 1st, 2017. This is because we’re trying to capture what’s happened in Slave Lake during a year. We will only be selecting 150 pictures and we will be revealing the end result at the July 1st celebration.”
Brown says if pictures have individuals or children in them that they need to be approved by the person in the photo or parent of the child.
In other news, Brown says TOSL is hosting another Canada 150th planning session next month.
“It will be on March 2nd in council chambers from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.,” he says. “We are looking for residents, businesses and non-profit organizations to attend that are thinking of hosting an event. We’re willing to help promote the event in whatever capacity we can! And we are looking for volunteers to help out with the Town’s Canada Day event.”
Discussion about a mural will also be brought up at the meeting.
“We need artists to form a mural steering committee to help create and design a Canada 150th mural,” Brown says. “It’s going to be hung in the Town office lobby.”
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