Councilmember Rebecca Xczar, on behalf of the Parks, Recreation and Trails Advisory Board (PRTAB) has installed a new, temporary art feature at Griffintown Park. Using reflective tape on the fence adjoining the park, she (with the help of a few volunteers) created the word “Inspire”.
Xczar said the piece is aimed at “inspiring people to get involved and love our parks. The PRTAB hopes to bring people out to enjoy our beautiful parks as we spend this year working together to spruce them up and spend time doing recreational activities.”
This piece is one in a series of temporary art installations. Previous pieces include the “Before I Die” project, and Mandala display. The City Council approved the recommendation of the Lodging Tax Advisory Committee to fund materials for art displays in the Ferndale Parks in 2017 and “Inspire” is the first project with funding.
Why the word “Inspire”? “I wanted to share something positive, something that would remind people that we all have something to offer to make our world a better place,” said Xczar.
PRTAB meetings are held on the third Thursday of every month at City Hall. Currently, the PRTAB is seeking feedback from the public on their proposed recreational activities. You can find their survey here.