Project Overview
A little bit about The Springs

The Springs Port Moody opened in June 2022. At The Springs, you will find people living in 55 not-for-profit rental apartments, Kinsight's Tri-Cities Children's Centre serving children with developmental disabilities, and the new home of Inlet United Church. 

At The Springs, and in the surrounding neighbourhood of Moody Centre, we have a new and growing community of residents, workers, and businesses. Inlet Connects, and The Springs Art Wall Project are Inlet United Church's offering to this new community. We invite the community to come to The Springs, to meet, get to know one another, and talk about a shared vision of welcome and inclusion in our community.

Phase 1: Inlet Connects – September 2022 to June 2023
Activities Planned

We welcome everyone to join these events: (click on links for event details, and to let us know you will attend):

Blanket Exercise – Saturday, September 10, 2022, 1-4pm Click HERE to Learn More

Community Concert – September/October, 2022 – date and time to be announced

Local Plant Life Talk and Advent Wreath-Making – Friday, November 25, 2022, 5:30-8pm

Candle-lit Labyrinth Walk with Live Music – Thursday, January 12,  2023, 6:30-8pm

Watch for more events to be posted soon for February to June 2023

Phase 2: Art Wall Mural – Summer 2023
Where the Art Wall Will Be

In a collaborative art-making process with local artists, we will create a 42 x 42 foot mural, on the east-facing exterior wall of our building. Artists and community members will meet to learn about Salish Art and traditions and share stories of the people's vision of an inclusive and welcoming community.

The mural will reflect these themes, in a design created and installed by the artists. The mural will provide a lasting legacy to the community and a reminder of our connections today and through the generations. This phase of the project will open with Indigenous blessing. When the mural is complete, the community will celebrate with ceremony and feasting.

Creative Team
Tasha Faye Evans, James Harry & Lauren Brevner

Our creative team is led by Tasha Faye Evans. Tasha is a Port Moody resident, known for her work producing The Welcome Post Project and In the Presence of our Ancestors at Noons Creek Hatchery. Our mural artists are James Harry and Lauren Brevner. James and Lauren have created murals and other public art in our region. Check out James and Lauren's websites to learn more about these artists and their work.

James Harry's Website

Lauren Brevner's Website

Project Support
Partners and Community Support

Inlet United Church is joined in this project by our partners at The Springs, Kinsight Community Services and Catalyst Community Development Society. 

We are grateful for the generous financial and in-kind support for the Art Wall Mural, from 

United Church of Canada Pacific Mountain Region
Kinsight Community Services
Pacific Coast Terminals
Port Moody Foundation
Port Moody Rotary
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 119 Port Moody
Hamber Foundation
Rocky Point Ice Cream
and individual donors

We continue to fundraise to reach our goal. If you would like to support this project, or know of a potential sponsor, please contact us springsartproject@inletunited.ca