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):

Events So Far:  

September 10, 2022 - Blanket Exercise - 40 people attended this interactive educational experience, to learn about the history of colonization and its impacts on the people who lived here before settlers arrived. We are grateful to facilitators Shelley Saje Ricci, Sam George, and Lolita Wittur for guiding us.  

November 25, 2022 - Indigenous Plant Talk and Advent Wreath Making - 30 people attended this nourishing evening, to learn from Indigenous Herbalist Lori Snyder, about the plants that grow in our area, and how they have provided medicine through the generations. We used some of these plants to create advent wreaths, and we enjoyed a community dinner together.  

January 12, 2023 - Candlelit Labyrinth Walk - 18 people came to walk the labyrinth at the Springs. This moving meditation is a time of peace, reflection, and release. It was a wonderful way to enter into the new year.  

Coming Soon:  

Marcus Moseley and Friends in Concert - Saturday, March 11, 7:30pm at The Springs. Watch for information about tickets - coming soon!  

Other family and community events for April to June will be announced soon. 

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
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 office@inletunited.ca