It’s a hop, skip and jump as positive painting is being stencilled at city parks this summer.
The Lloydminster Youth Council, along with the Lloydminster Co-op and the City of Lloydminster are teaming up to get hopscotch and other activity-based stencils to decorate city parks.
Monday morning at Kinsmen Participark saw the kickoff of the event with a few toddlers to test the stencilled artwork along one of the walkways.
Gracie Lilienskold with the Lloydminster Youth Council is excited for the project as the youth brush up their positive painting skills with over 50 designs planned for city parks this summer.
“This year we were able to partner with the Co-op to paint stencils on community sidewalks and pathways in Lloydminster. So people when they are walking they can go play a game of hopscotch or play a game to avoid the obstacle.”
Painting the town positively started in 2017 and each year the youth seek to build on their artwork. This year the Lloydminster and District Co-operative is partnering in painting activity. CEO Peter Brown says they are always happy to be able to bring families and community together.
“If we can get kids [and] families out exploring our beautiful parks in the city and trying to adventurously look for them [painted stencils] and source them; that’s great. We want to be part of that. We want to be part of families making memories.”
Mayor Gerald Aalbers is thankful for the Lloydminster Co-op’s involvement as well as the youth council and all the volunteers as he invites the community to enjoy the outdoors.
“I can’t wait to see all the different paintings on sidewalks and trails to encourage people to just get a little more active and enjoy this beautiful country we have and a beautiful city; the parks that are here and get out and enjoy.”
Anyone wanting to pitch in can register to paint a stencil by emailing [email protected].