Foster’s Sports

by The Paint It Up! Program

One of Ottawa’s most popular bike shops has a mural of a cyclist on the side of the building that was created as part of the city’s graffiti prevention strategies. Developed in collaboration with Christie Lake Kids, a registered charitable organization that provides free recreation and skill-building activities to economically disadvantaged children and youth, the Paint It Up! Program is a City of Ottawa initiative. As the front wheel of a bicycle provides direction, the rear wheel is required to provide drive. Similarly, as mentors and artists from this programme inspired the youth to stay on the right path, the youth then pushed through to demonstrate their abilities. Among the results of that effort is the creation of this mural.

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