County unveils Community Piano to celebrate Canada 150
June 29, 2017
As part of Strathcona County’s Canada 150 celebrations, a Community Piano is being unveiled outside Gallery@501 (#120, 501 Festival Avenue), on Tuesday, July 11 from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Residents are invited to enjoy an afternoon filled with local performances, light snacks and refreshments to celebrate.
The community is invited to help paint the piano prior to its official unveiling at Strathcona County’s Canada Day Festival on Saturday, July 1. The piano will be painted under the guidance of Alberta artist Karlie Christie. The piano will be located in the Imperial Canada 150 Zone (Sherwood Park Sports Centre) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Canada Day.
The Community Piano will be featured outside of Gallery@501 until the end of August, and then moved inside to the Community Centre’s Agora for year-round enjoyment.
Community pianos are a world-wide phenomenon where pianos are located in public places for everyone to play and enjoy as a way to engage and connect with the community. The public pianos enable pianists of all levels to perform in public, as well as providing an opportunity to play for those who don’t normally have access to a piano.
Set in the centre of Alberta’s energy and agricultural heartland, Strathcona County is a thriving, successful and vibrant community of over 98,000 residents. Strathcona County is made up of the urban area of Sherwood Park and a large adjacent rural area of farms, acreages and smaller hamlets. It is home to 75 per cent of refining in Western Canada. With a focus on economic, governance, social, cultural and environmental sustainability, Strathcona County is committed to balancing the unique needs of its diverse community.
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Strathcona County Communications, 780-410-6595