Thanks to everyone who came to visit us during the Marpole Oakridge Community Centre’s Marpole Community Day on June 4!
This year, we were working on We Are Here, a creative community mapping project by artists Simeng Wang, Cheryl Lee, Xian Liu, and Ashley Guindon. This project consists of three mapping projects:
Street Mural Map: Based on a street and topographic map of Marpole, it spans 68th St. at Granville
Stitched Map: Created by the community, for the community, it features stitched patches marking places in the community with historical, personal, cultural, or environmental significance.
Paper Map: Using the community stories and suggestions gathered at community events like Marpole Community Day, the artists will create a paper map with the suggested locations. Anyone will be able to use this handy version of the stitched map to discover their neighbourhood in a new, exciting way!
Thanks to everyone who contributed a patch/story to our stitched map! We look forward to gathering more suggestions at future Marpole events.