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Volunteers expand road mural on Saanich’s Falaise Crescent

The mural was designed by local artist Desiree Shelly

The road mural on Saanich’s Falaise Crescent has been expanded and repainted thanks to the help of a group of volunteers.

Representatives from the Falaise Community Association, Greater Victoria Placemaking Network and the public came out to add purple camas flowers to the mural.

“The mural is fantastic,” said Coun. Teale Phelps Bondaroff, project co-initiator and network volunteer. “It’s bright and vibrant. It’s great for community building and road safety. Road murals have been found by some research to show that cars slow down.”

The mural was designed by local artist Desiree Shelly and was installed in August 2022. The piece was inspired by the rare yellow montane violets that were discovered in Falaise Park. The park is one of the only places in the region where the species can be found.

This project was a first for Saanich and was led by the Falaise Community Association with help from the Greater Victoria Placemaking Network.

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