This is the question that secondary school students throughout North Vancouver were recently asked by the RCMP Youth Intervention Unit (YIU). While working in their respective schools, the youth officers along with the support of School District 44 created a “Community Canvas” project. The officers provided the canvases, paint, and brushes and asked the students to answer that question: what does community look like to you?
The students' finished works are brilliant in both scope of interpretation and artistic quality. All forty of the paintings are now on display in the North Vancouver RCMP lobby. The general public is warmly invited to come to the RCMP Detachment to enjoy the art work and to anonymously vote on their favorite art piece. Voting is open until Friday, February 03, 2017, when the top finalists will be determined.
“The quality and artistic message of the work is truly inspiring and worth the time to come down to the RCMP ‘art gallery’ and view our local talent,” said Supt. Chris Kennedy, Officer in Charge of the North Vancouver RCMP. “Our youth are to be commended for their effort and insight into what community looks like!”
The North Vancouver RCMP Detachment is located at 147 East 14th Street. Front counter hours are Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 7:00 pm with Saturday and Sunday hours 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.