Crossroads Community Association took to turning the 8th Avenue NE bridge into a work of art with a beautiful mural using the input of community members to choose colours, designs and create a powerful message. This message was to highlight the importance of the 8th Ave bridge as a vital connection to the community and the need to have it rehabilitated so that all people can use the bridge safely. Through the process, connections and a sense of community were successfully cultivated.
With 10 volunteers, 100 participants and a cost of $3,000.42, real community connections were created where people exchanged phone numbers and talked about community issues to spark discussions about bettering their neighbourhood. The mural even had the accidental outcome of creating a reflection of a rainbow on the inside of the pathway and so it feels like you are moving through a rainbow!