Second silo: St-Albert
Popsilos Mural - Postcard by Benny Wilding and Carlos Oliva - Theme: The Environment
Benny and Carlos literally created a postcard for the Prescott-Russell region. They explored the region and took in the countryside charms. They’ve made a mosaic of the animals, stories or elements that are important to the communities that mould the counties. The area has become a destination for bird watchers and many come by to catch a glimpse of the white snowy owl, which adorns the very top of the silo. A scene follows of folks fishing in a canoe on the river, an activity loved by many and a testament to the importance of the bodies of water that surround the region. Light shines through a forest, a shout out to the beautiful Larose Forest, an all seasons gem for citizens and visitors alike. A golden field is depicted, showing the way of life for many citizens of the counties and the artists have even drawn a little blue house in the horizon, a nod to the owner’s own home, passed on from his grandfather. He’s the third generation owner of the family farm. Lastly, and most importantly, are the flowers: a trillium and a lily. Both flowers are those of the Franco-Ontarian flag. French is 60% of Prescott-Russell’s population’s mother tongue. La francophonie is alive and well in the counties.