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An invitation to plant a Sunflower 

 

Join the Sunflower movement and participate in our challenge to plant 100 thousand sunflower seeds across British Columbia. Let's “BLOSSOM BC" and connect all through the act of planting a seed of hope for a reimagined recovery of People, Place and Planet.

 

We hope to encourage all to plant these gentle giants and let the light shine on their golden faces as a symbol to remind us in these times, of the importance of freedoms for all.  Past, present and into the future. A movement to remind the world of food security and a creative sustainable future.

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In a single bloom, one Sunflower in nature can generate countless benefits; a single seed,
sewn by a single hand can expand to many, planting Seeds of Hope!

 One seed, One action to a combined renewal!

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Our Connected Story

As we plant the seeds for recovery, we must look through the lens of the past into Canadian Internment History for a road to recovery. The world is experiencing a global sense of individual and community 'internment'. As we stand in that experience together, as an act of inclusion all will be invited to contribute to the planting call out, in honour of anyone who has had their freedoms taken away.

As we plant the seeds for recovery, we must look through the lens of the past into Canadian Internment History for a road to recovery. The world is experiencing a global sense of individual and community 'internment'. As we stand in that experience together, as an act of inclusion all will be invited to contribute to the planting call out, in honour of anyone who has had their freedoms taken away.

The sunflower represents many aspects of the past, and the present, thus making the campaign about hope and a national temporary art challenge that speaks to the resilience of all people of this country. This symbol is about the indigenous and immigrant people of yesterday and today. The bravery of the people who sought change and used agricultural skills to create a new life, and these skills are extremely relevant during this pandemic and recovery As we walk with giants, this larger than life golden trail will lead in an act of faith and connection, for a better future and symbolizes a new beginning from old roots.

Artist and The Sunflower Project Founder Loughery plants in honour of her Ukrainian family members that were interned in Canada’s WW1 Internment Operations. During this period, the federal government interned thousands of Ukrainians, Bulgarians, Croatians, Czechs, Germans, Hungarians, Italians, Jews, various peoples from the Ottoman Empire, Poles, Romanians, Russians, Serbians, Slovaks, and Slovenes, among others, most of them Ukrainians and most of them civilians.

 

This year marks the commemoration of the 100 years of the end of
Canada’s First National Internment Operations, 1914 to 1920 

 June 20th 2020 marks the 100th year of the freedom.

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