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My people will sleep for 100 years, but when they awake, it will be the artists who give them their spirit back. - Louis Riel

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"The Sunflower represents all nationalities that have had their freedoms and rights taken. As a symbol of strength, but also as a symbol of rebirth and creative energy to renew. 

Through conversation we can recognize those who suffered from these injustices and, through greater awareness, ensure that similar injustices are less likely to be repeated in the future as we work towards a new renewal of Canada."

- Michelle Loughery 

International Master Artist 

The Sunflower Project Founder

Concept of award-winning Artist Michelle Loughery,Canadian First World War Recognition Fund Internee Descendent Representative, and founder of the AR:T Route Blue and Rural Creates Recovery Initiatives.


Listen to the Sunflowers

Talking to the SunflowersMichelle Loughery
00:00 / 04:12
Sunflower tea withPatricia Kozler
00:00 / 02:26
withMichelle Loughery and Andrea Malysh
00:00 / 11:29

Get Involved - How?

Plant Sunflower seeds, watch them grow and see how they blossom

in your community!


Take Selfie Photos of Sunflowers

upload photos to social media.


Tag and share to

The Sunflower Project!  

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“Like the sunflowers in the field when the light fades, we can turn to each other to gain connected strength.


For my immigrant grandparents,
who were interned during
World War One in Canada,
let the sun shine on your faces.  


And to my grandchildren, make your tomorrow be better than today!”

-  Michelle Loughery 
International Master Muralist

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About Sunflowers

The Sunflower is native to North America and was cultivated by Native Americans for multiple uses.

Tallest Sunflower as of 2014 is 9.17 m (30 ft 1 in) grown in Germany!

Young sunflowers use an instinctive action called Heliotropism to  solar track the sun.

Cultures around the world use Sunflower seeds as a food source, medicine, dye and oil.


Sunflowers are one many types of plants known to aid in the removal of contaminates in soil. 

Bee Aware - planting Organic, Non-GMO seeds supports bees!

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The Sunflower Project supports reaching out to each other in support of Mental Health ... talking to the sunflowers.  
Reach out for help and support -  Canada Mental Health Resources click here.

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