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Mosaic the City Community Unity Society
~ A Community Development Programme ~

The idea of Mosaic the City is to bring the people of a neighborhood or community together, by creating a common thread, the mosaic project. Shylene saw this as a way to take down the walls, open communications and work toward social change in the community.

The Mosaic the City Mapping Project offers communities an opportunity to join a common thread to the next neighborhood or community. The sharing of ideas and resources will lead to a city wide Mosaic trail.

After the completion of a few projects a path will be formed, this path will be mapped and each project will be connected to the next. Eventually, after many years of projects the map will extend to all of Victorian Communities. All being linked through community unity.

With in each project we hope to give participants the opportunity to learn and share with one another. Creating a working environment that encourages communication between elders and youth, cultures and life styles, ages and sex. While all the time creating art that will become part of each person's history and the history of their neighborhood, community, and town.

Project participants will design and build the entire project from beginning to end. Some of the projects will be inviting people to bring their own recycled treasures to add to the mosaics, and encourage a "use what you have" approach. While others will create outside stone garden mosaics or fix a neighbourhood eye sore with mosaic medallions.

Each project will be made to suit the organization, group or neighbourhood that leads the project. Each project also encourages participation through volunteering, contra sponsorship and/or cash donations.

These projects will allow all who want to participate the ability to give what you can. We believe that if everyone gives a little we all gain a lot.

Why should you participate in a Mosaic the City project?

A better question is "why not"?

Mosaic The City Community Unity Society
Victoria, British Columbia Canada
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