Student “Art Mob” Takes Over the Lachine Canal

February 7, 2012

Students participate in Historic Site Snow Installation

Toronto – February 7, 2012 –Students from l’école Cavalier-De Lasalle celebrated their city’s history this morning as part of an “art mob” hosted by The Historica-Dominion Institute at the Lachine Canal National Historic Site. The group of Secondaire II students worked with celebrated Montreal artist, Scott McLeod, to construct a “snow art” installation, inspired by the history of the Lachine Canal and raising awareness for the My Parks Pass program, which connects youth to Canada’s natural and historical heritage. Parka, the Parks Canada mascot was also at the event to cheer the students on!

"Canadian cities offer a wealth of national historic sites through which students can discover their heritage," said Jeremy Diamond, Director at The Historica-Dominion Institute. "We are proud help students engage with Canada’s history, geography and natural beauty right in their own backyard."

The My Parks Pass Program is offered in three-way partnership by The Historica-Dominion Institute, Parks Canada and Nature Canada. Designed to help students explore and learn at Parks Canada's natural and cultural heritage places, this multi-faceted program includes learning tools, national contests and a My Parks Pass which grants all Secondaire II/Grade 8 students free access for one full year to any of Parks Canada's 42 National Parks, 167 National Historic Sites, and 4 National Marine Conservation Areas.

The Historica-Dominion Institute is the largest charitable organization dedicated to Canadian history, identity and citizenship. Its mandate is to build active and informed citizens through a greater knowledge and appreciation of the history, heritage and stories of Canada. Visit

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