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Local Artists to Create Calgary’s Largest Yarn-Bombing

On June 9th, 2015 the Calgary Homeless Foundation (CHF), in collaboration with This is My City Art Society (TMC), will unveil Calgary’s largest yarn bombing as a kickoff to celebrate the beginning of its newest affordable housing build!

CHF has purchased a home that has been slated for demolition; in its place, a brand new, fully accessible apartment building will be built and become home for 25 Calgarians exiting homelessness. In partnership with TMC, the existing house will be transformed into a work of art before being torn down. This work of art will be Calgary’s largest yarn bombing and the entire structure will be wrapped with hand knitting and crocheted pieces, symbolic of the comfort of home. We collected used or unwanted hand knit/crocheted clothing and blankets to use towards wrapping the house. Items donated will be re-purposed and used towards future endeavours at CHF.

Construction of Aurora on the Park was made possible through funding from the Government of Alberta, and local Calgary Home Builder, StreetSide Developments: A Qualico Company, as part of the RESOLVE Campaign.

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