This mural, a collaborative youth project, is located on the west side of the Neighbourhood Space (next to Subway). Students at the Youth Centre were asked what they would include in a mural about Vanderhoof. They responded that the mural must include Nechako River and Sinkut Mountain.
Youth were then asked to submit their own drawings about Vanderhoof and diversity. They were asked to think about what would make Vanderhoof a welcoming community.
Their drawings were combined in a working sketch, which was transferred to the wall.
Youth first painted the aerial view of Nechako River, then Sinkut Mountain and the sun in the bright blue sky, and finally the circles with all of the student drawings.
Check out this series of photos showing the mural’s progression:
For more photos of young people painting the mural, please click here.