A colourful commemoration

January 17, 2012
A mural commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Grey Nuns and Sainte Marguerite d’Youville was painted by students attending École Sainte Marguerite d’Youville, in St. Albert.

Guest artist Lewis Lavoie (www.muralmosaic.com) and 120 students attending École Sainte Marguerite d’Youville, in St. Albert, created a mural for the school in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Grey Nuns and Sainte Marguerite d’Youville. The students and Lavoie designed the mural together; Lavoie himself completed the painting. The mural recognizes the history of the Grey Nuns and their influence on the development of St. Albert. Junior high art students created the Catholic symbols, and high school students painted the 12 panels of the story of Marguerite d’Youville. The mural was sponsored by the Grey Nuns, the Knights of Columbus and Canadian Parents for French.
—Photos and story are courtesy of Pam Wilman, art teacher, École Sainte Marguerite d’Youville, in St. Albert.

Creative Crew: (Left to right) David Ibsen and students Johanna, Rebecca, Chenel, Lewis Lavoie (artist) and Pam Wilman (art teacher)

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