SURREY — Sign-carrying Lego people will go on a “virtual march” through Surrey on the date of the U.S. presidential inauguration on Jan. 20.
Members of Village Surrey Transition Initiative are calling “all Surrey residents and artists to contribute to a ‘virtual march’ that will cross Surrey from City Hall to Peace Arch Park delivering messages of peace, unity and compassion to the U.S. border,” the group says on its website.
During the month of January, a group of Surrey artists will roam the community with cameras and hundreds of Lego mini-figures.
“They are inviting people to write positive messages of peace, unity and compassion on tiny signs that will be photographed with the Lego mini-figures marching though locations around Surrey.
“On January 20, the photos will be released online throughout the day creating the appearance of a ‘virtual march’ across Surrey. The pictures and messages will be posted from the Village Surrey Facebook and Twitter accounts using the hashtag #ThisIsSurrey.”
The “virtual march” coincides with the U.S. presidential inauguration, the group explains, “but is not intended as a protest or partisan initiative. This community art project is an opportunity for participants to playfully assert the values, attitudes and priorities that they hope to see both locally and globally.”
Earlier today (Sunday), people were invited to drop by the Word Studio, at Alexandra Neighbourhood House at Crescent Beach, to contribute messages to be included on signs held by the Lego “marchers.” The signs were to be one square inch in size, and “messages should reflect positives hopes for a more peaceful, united and compassionate future.”
Similar sign-creation events will be held at Surrey City Hall on Jan. 13 and at City Centre Library on Jan. 18. CLICK HERE for event details.
On its website, The Village Surrey Transition Initiative says it aims to respond to climate change “by making our community more resilient. We foster community connections, food security, and the development of skills, knowledge and technologies to transition to a less energy intensive and healthier way of life.”