Taking our History into the Future!
A new mural, celebrating more than 100 years of history of MTS in Manitoba, will be unveiled at 10:00 am today in the heart of Winnipeg’s North End at the corner of Burrows and Salter. 421 Burrows Avenue is an MTS building known as the St. John’s Central Office.
“We love involving the community in the mural process,” says Tom Ethans, executive director at Take Pride Winnipeg! “This is another beautiful mural that students who live in the area can point to and say, ‘I helped paint that’. It contributes to community-building and civic pride.”
The mural was painted this summer by local muralist Annie Bergen, with assistance from students from the North End Women’s Resource Centre, children who live in the area, as well as MTS employees and their families.
“MTS is thrilled to be able to transform one of our buildings into a work of community art that highlights our proud history in Manitoba” said Paul Beauregard, Chief Corporate and Strategy Officer and Corporate Secretary at MTS “Our Future First program is all about supporting youth in our communities, so having kids from the neighbourhood and MTS employees and their families involved in the creation of this mural makes it that much more meaningful.”
The mural was made possible through a partnership between Take Pride Winnipeg! and MTS Future First.
Read more and see a photo here!