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Calgary is now home to the longest mural in all of Canada

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DH Calgary Staff Aug 08, 2018 11:41 am 1,217

Calgary just got a little more colourful.

Volunteers have been hard at work in a Northern Hills community this past long weekend, as they have been working on the longest mural in the country.

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At 850 metres, the stretch of fence that was scraped, primed, and painted over the past month now takes the top spot for the longest mural in Canada, a feat made possible by organizers with the Northern Hills Community Association.

The mural’s design was created by project artist Mark Vazquez-Mackay, who outlined what would be featured on each length of fence, then volunteers came out to paint between the lines.

A call was put out to anyone in Calgary and the surrounding area to join in on the event, and though the painting was stalled at one point due to rain, the entire 850 metres was completed by Monday, August 6.

The mural is part of Northern Hill’s 25-year anniversary celebration, which will kick into full gear in 2019. A celebration wrap-up event is also scheduled for September 15 to thank all the volunteers who donated their time, as well as to invite everyone out to the neighbourhood to take a look at the new work of art.

Anyone hoping to check out the mural will find it at the fence line along Coventry Hills Boulevard NE between Country Hills Boulevard and Coventry Hills Way.

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Where the longest mural in Canada can be found (northernhills.ab.ca)

Of course, if you’d like to save yourself the drive, you can also take a look at some pictures provided by the Northern Hills Community Association (though there’s nothing quite like seeing art in real life, people!)

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