The "Walk-Shop" The "Walk-Shop2" Annex - Day 1 The "Final Design Day" The "Building Day 1 and 2 " The "Building Day 3"
The "Community Building Day" The "Building Day 5" The "Community Building Day 6" The "Community Building Day 7" The "Community Building Day 8" The "Big Push Day 9 & 10"
"Quadra Village Day" "Grouting & Finishing" "Sealing" "Mounting"

March 29th

Journaling by Shylene and various particpants.

Cementing Quadra's Community ... A MtC Project

Final Design Workshop

Designs onto boards.

What a fun day - its always so rewarding when the project reaches this stage as everyone is able to see how their work, dedication and focus is coming together. Before I arrived today I had been communicating with another organization and I was looking at their print media when I saw this image of a simple landscape and thought it would be perfect for the historical parts of the mosaic. Then when I was setting up for today's workshop I was looking around the Annex for historical photos we might be able to use on the project. While I was thumbing through an annual from 1932 I found a drawing done by a grade five girl that was almost the exact image I had found earlier that day representing the simple landscape. So I showed this to the team and we decided it was totally perfect. Dr. Fawcett took the image to the photocopier and increased its size so we could draw it into the mosaic. It's so rewarding when these sorts of things happen.


It was really fun to watch all the teachers down on their hands and knees being creative, bringing all the designs and ideas together on the cement boards laid out across the floor of the annex. I was thinking about how many students had taken the same position while learning, creating and growing under this very roof.

Throughout the afternoon Dr. Fawcett kept running back and forth into the main building to find us images to use for the concepts we didn't' actually have designs of. He found us images of cows, horse and carriage, a great image of an army tent and images of the school itself. We worked very hard to use many of the students actual drawings as the images in the mosaic, butterflies, bee's, flowers, cars, trucks, sunshines and rainbows were images the students drew again and again and images we now have in our mosaics. I have my vote in for this one great image a student drew of him/herself - it's a funny child with big ears that looks so happy. I hope it makes it in.


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Alan Div. 1
I chose no smoking because at Quadra people don't smoke at school. At Quadra D.A.R.E. tells us that smoking is bad for your body. Smoking kills your lungs. Quadra people can't smoke.

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This project unlike any other MtC has done, will truly have a childlike feel, properly representing the students of Quadra Elementary. Together with the historical story of the area, this project aims to tell a story of Quadra's past, its present and the future of a healthy, networked community that engages, connects and supports one another.

Tomorrow's workshop will be equally rewarding as we cut out the board, and start to glue the first pieces of mosaic. So exciting to have all this comes together.


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Leah Massine Div. 1
The picture is of our school (Quadra). I think it represents Quadra because it's our school and since I'm in Gr. 5, it's my last year here. So, I want to remember Quadra. Even though it'll be on the school. It could change for the future.
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The "Walk-Shop" The "Walk-Shop2" Annex - Day 1 The "Final Design Day" The "Building Day 1 and 2 " The "Building Day 3"
The "Community Building Day" The "Building Day 5" The "Community Building Day 6" The "Community Building Day 7" The "Community Building Day 8" The "Big Push Day 9 & 10"
"Quadra Village Day" "Grouting & Finishing" "Sealing" "Mounting"

Cementing Quadra's Community 2006 Project Journal
Mosaic the City
Victoria, British Columbia Canada
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