Painting the skateboard park

A group of youth are planning to paint a mural on the Jamie Baxter skateboard park in June.

A group of youth are planning to paint the Jamie Baxter skateboard park in June.

Shiela Davidson came to town council last week Tuesday on behalf of the Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) to seek approval from council to paint over the park graffiti.

Davidson says she is one of 17 youth from Houston YEP who want to design and paint a mural on the skateboard park to cover over profanities.

“I’m really excited about it,” said Davidson, adding that she really hopes everything goes through.

“I just want to put my idea on the skateboard park and have it be there for years and years… to be like ‘yeah, I did that with the youth empowerment program, bam!'” she said.

YEP would design the project with a YEP worker from Smithers, the artist who painted murals on a lot of the Smithers back alleys, said Davidson, adding that the Houston group painted the mural on the Houston Community Garden shed.

Davidson says the Royal Bank is applying for a grant to fund to project, and if the youth get the approval and funding they need, they want to start as soon as possible so they can finish by the end of June.

Council discussed the idea and agreed to give approval, requesting that YEP bring their design to council for approval before they start painting.


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