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March 5, 2012 – The Mathieu Da Costa Exhibit on display at City Hall depicts important contributions made by Canadians from diverse backgrounds.
Hosted by Diversity Thunder Bay and the Anti-Racism Advisory Committee, the 16 works of art were created in 2011 by youth from across the country. The bilingual, travelling exhibit includes artwork by semi-finalists and finalists.
“These amazing works of art show the important contributions made by Canadians from several different backgrounds and walks of life,” said Councillor Rebecca Johnson, a member of Diversity Thunder Bay and the Anti-Racism Advisory Committee. “This exhibit should be seen by people of all ages.”Some of the important Canadians depicted in the art include Donovan Bailey and David Suzuki. The art also describes the important role played by Aboriginal people and other groups that made great contributions to Canada’s history.
The free exhibit will be in the City Hall lobby until March 9. Eight municipalities from across Canada were selected to host the art because they are members of the Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination.
The Canadian Commission for United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is partnering with Citizenship and Immigration Canada to cover the costs of shipping the exhibit to each municipality.
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Contact: Councillor Rebecca Johnson, 577-2807
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