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The Resilience Project

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The Town of Edson, as part of the Cultural and Arts Network of Edson (CANOE), is moving forward with an initiative to help showcase resiliency in our community.

The Resilience Project is a three-part initiative that includes 5 murals in our downtown core, a documentary, and a commemorative book including several subject residents of our area who exemplify resilience, especially through the pandemic. 

The project is funded through a Federal grant from Heritage Canada and Commemorate Canada. The grant is designed to help build a sense of pride and belonging to Canada and support the revival of local economies through in-person events and provide access to celebrations across Canada to appreciate Canada’s cultural, linguistic, ethnic, and geographic diversity.

Work has already begun in the downtown core with a mural freshly painted at Switzer’s Drugs. Other planned mural locations include the Edson Legion, Henry Family Vision Centre, Timberjack Home Hardware, and the Heart of Edson Gallery and Studio. All murals are planned to be completed this fall.

CANOE is also welcoming suggestions for the resiliency documentary and commemorative book candidates. Please feel free to share with Diana at dianai@edson.ca if you know of anyone who lives in the Edson area and:

  • has a history of positive contribution to the community and/or it's residents,
  • has been Impacted by the pandemic or changes within the community,
  • is a Potential future contributor to the community and/or it's residents,
  • was Impacted by historical events and has shown resilience in the face of adversity.

More information can be found at www.edson.ca/CANOE.

The Culture and Arts Network of Edson (CANOE) is a town-facilitated arts interagency made up of several advocates for Arts and Culture in Edson including artists, musicians, photographers, business owners, arts and culture organizations, and facilitated by the Arts and Culture Community Development Coordinator at the Town of Edson. The Edson and District Historical Society, also a member of CANOE, is the funding partner for the grant.