The community came together for some light-hearted fun during VIBE’s Graffiti Art session on Thursday.
Vermilion Is Being Empowered (VIBE) started the day with a blank wall canvas at the Vermilion Skate Park that read “Face your fears.”
So children took the opportunity to spraypaint to their heart’s content.
“The children were free to express themselves, which is really important because right now they don’t have much of an outlet,” said Kastyn Konieczny, VIBE summer student.
“It was a chance for them to get out in the community, see their friends and do some art.”
With a mandate focusing on mental health, the importance of relaxation and mindfulness were a couple of themes for VIBE’s summer programming.
This week’s theme for VIBE was connection.
“It was a perfect way to end our programming for the summer. We got to connect with the children, and they got to connect with their friends.” Konieczny said.
She also said that by doing art people are often able to better connect with themselves.
Children had a blast making graffiti and practicing tricks at the park.
“I like the size of the ramps and getting to spray paint was fun because you can spray it at any angle you want instead of using a brush,” said Aiden DeSilva.
She is currently studying psychology and plans to come back to practice near Mannville in the future.
She enjoyed the many connections she made during her summer position.
“It’s my home-I love this area and I’ve always wanted to be a school counsellor,” said Konieczny.