After three sessions, Lloydminster’s Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) team is proud to announce the unveiling of the mural as part of this year’s 2019 Youth Graffiti Clean-up. At 4 p.m. on Friday, August 23, the mural that has been worked on by local youth will be unveiled.
Since the beginning of July, FCSS has been working with volunteers from the Lloydminster Community Youth Centre (LCYC), Art Soul Life and Home Depot Lloydminster in the beautification of the city’s former water treatment plant. The event will be attended by Mayor Gerald Aalbers, Patrick Lancaster, manager of Social Programs and Services, Micheline Huard, Program Manager, Lloydminster Community Youth Centre, Mitch and Tanya LeBlanc Name, Owners, Art Soul Life Creative Studio, and Thomas Irvine, Merch ASM with the Lloydminster Home Depot.
Established in 2016, the Youth Graffiti Clean-up came to a head after a resident brought forward their concerns of graffiti in Lloydminster. Since then, the youth volunteer program has given nearly 1,000 volunteer hours in the beautification of multiple walking paths and various properties, which the city says contributes to the overall positivity of the community.