• James Parry

Great graffiti sprayed at Benson Park in Hudson


PHOTO BY JAMES PARRY

Budding spray-paint artists Ana Lucia Dawson and Charlotte Boelen (second and third from left) were thrilled to join graffiti painting organizers Emile Audet, Véronique Lévesque Sabourin, and Manon Desrochers at Benson Park during this past weekend's Hudson Shiver Fest.

While winter may be continuing unabated, this year's Hudson's Shiver Fest has come and gone with a flurry of activities this past weekend, February 2-3, that attracted youngsters and their families from throughout the region determined not to let the winter blues get them down. The venues being Benson Park, the Stephen F. Shaar Community Centre, Whitlock Golf and Country Club, as well as a moonlight snowshoe ramble starting from near St. James' Anglican Church.

One of the most innovative highlights was youngsters creating an environmentally-friendly graffiti mural on a big bank of snow at Benson Park before heading off to warm up with hot chocolate and other goodies at nearby Centre Décor Hudson served up by owner, Leanne Durocher.

The graffiti wall was an initiative of the Zone de Graff/Zone Dégraff project which has existed since 2009 when it joined with Justice alternative du Suroît and Comité Jeunesse La Presqu’île to help prevent illegal graffiti in the Vaudreuil-Soulanges region and educate youth about the consequences of spraying illegal graffiti in their communities. While, at the same time, working with local communities to provide what they describe as a legal place for youth to share their creative passion.

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