Sherbrooke murals win heritage award

Photo: Matthew Farfan
By: 
Gordon Lambie
Staff Writer

Every year, as a part of their Annual General Meeting, the Quebec Anglophone Heritage Network (QAHN) hands out the Richard Evans Award to an organization or group of volunteers who they judge to have made significant contributions to preserving or promoting their community history. During the 2016 AGM chose to recognize the Sherbrooke-based mural collective M.U.R.I.R.S. for the way their historical mural series has turned local history into a major city attraction.

“They were an obvious choice,” said Matthew Farfan, Executive Director of QAHN. “The series of murals around Sherbrooke and now Lennoxville is stunning. It is not only an incredible tourist attraction but also homage to the history of Sherbrooke.”

Read the full story in Friday's Record.

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