Davenport Perth Neighborhood and Community Health Center
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
“I am very excited about the project this year. I reached different agencies for this art activity. I was invited to Canadian Business College for this activity and ECE students participated in it. I was also invited by The 519 Church Street Community Centre to do hand peace activity with Senior LGBTQ group and the Ryerson Visual Art department. This year I talked about inner peace with the groups and in discussion participants shared their ideas of keep peace in their lives. Over 25 people and daycare staff worked on their art, then few people sewed it and made it one piece and Dance group performed the peace dance on opening ceremony. I wish you could have visited us on that day.
“We had amazing Hand Display and Art Exhibition at our centre. This year we prolong our display for five days and also show case the previously received art. Our ward counselor Cesar Palacio came for opening ceremony and Member of Provincial Parliament (MPP), Jonah Schein, also visit the exhibition on last day. Everyone love the collection of art and peace messages on paper hands. MPP Jonah Schein offer his office space for community display. The date for community display was April 07, the opening ceremony was on Wednesday April 9th from 6:30pm-8:30pm. Art stayed in his office for a week and people from different communities could view the art. I was very excited for the Community Display and Art Exchange 2014. We were able to collect 40 art pieces this year and 608 paper hands. I attached pictures from MPP visit.
“All the best for you & the Project. Always keep you in my thoughts,
“Thanks for inventing and organizing this amazing project.”
Family Support Worker, Early Years