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For Immediate Release | November 09, 2018

City Welcomes Mosaiculture Sculpture

Legacy of Canada 150 Celebration

The City of St. Albert has welcomed its latest sculpture – a living one at that!

As part of the Canada 150 Celebrations, and in partnership with Communities in Bloom, the City agreed to represent Alberta as part of a national mosaiculture exhibit in Gatineau, Québec. Each participating province and territory had on display a distinctive mosaiculture sculpture to represent them in the exhibit. The City of St. Albert and the Province of Alberta were represented by a metal sculpture of a wild rose, which was filled with plantings representing our province and local area.

The sculptures were on temporary display in the national capital region for the Canada 150 celebrations and during the summer of 2018. They are now being shipped to each participating province and territory for permanent display. The St. Albert sculpture will arrive in our city on November 13, 2018 and will be displayed at 7 Taché Street near Red Willow Place.

The sculpture is arriving without plants and a planting project is planned for the end of May/early June 2019. Volunteers will be recruited to help plant over 6,000 plants. A solar panel and lights will also be purchased to provide greater seasonal interest when the sculpture is not planted.

More details will be shared in spring 2019.

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