Decorate a Muskoka Chair to Mark Canada's 150th in Brampton

 

Grab some red and white paint and elevate your cottage chair game by decorating one for Brampton's Canada 150 legacy project.

The City of Brampton is calling all artists, local schools, arts organizations and individuals to send in applications for its Muskoka Chair Project.

Residents can create and decorate 150 Muskoka chairs, or Adirondack chairs, as functional art pieces to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary.

Participants can choose to build chairs from pre-fabricated kits provided by the city, or design chairs from scratch.

Strong, proud and free’ is the theme, as the project aims to connect Brampton to the rest of the country and build a sense of national and local pride.

The project is free for successful applicants, with costs being covered by the federal government.

Some of the chairs will be unveiled during the annual Canada Day fete at Chinguacousy Park.

Keep in mind, you can submit more than one entry. The application deadline is March 10.

Roughly half a billion dollars is being shelled out by Ottawa for Canada's 150th anniversary celebrations.

Last November, Brampton South MP Sonia Sidhu announced $105,000 for the city through the Canada 150 Fund.

Along with the decorative chairs, a second project involves collaborating with 20 schools to educate diverse urban youth about environmental sustainability via a teaching garden.

Click here for more information about the chair project.

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