School’s Mural a Representation of the Community

The mural painted on the side of Hugh John Macdonald School, 567 Bannatyne Avenue (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

A giant mural on one side of Hugh John Macdonald School will officially be dedicated during a ceremony next Wednesday.

The mural — at 40-feet wide and 8-feet tall — was painted by artists Ursula Neufeld and Annie Bergen, with the help of students and community volunteers. The mural depicts the school itself and familiar neighbourhood landmarks. Various nations and cultures are represented through images of dancers, from hoop to hip hop.

“The mural speaks of the collective strength and creative spirit of our students, the artists, our partners and the local community,” said principal Vinh Huynh.

The mural can be scene at the corner of William and Kate.

The dedication ceremony will take place during the school’s Community Feast on June 6 at 6 p.m.