100in1day is an event that happens in cities across Canada every June and this year we decided to participate! It was a lot of fun and so cool to see people across the city taking part. Basically, the goal is to have 100 urban interventions in 1 day across the city. Anyone can submit their project and it can be as simple as setting up a lemonade stand on your block. And then a map is created on the website (this is Edmonton's site) showing all the activities that have been submitted. It's a great way to use creativity to build a sense of community throughout the city.
We were hanging in hammocks in the backyard when we came up with this idea to make canvas flags with a message on them made from our collected fabrics. We decided to hang them along the 50th Street Pedestrian Bridge, close to Highlands which is a neighbourhood close to our hearts. The question we put on the flags, "Are you listening to the river whisper?", is to inspire people to slow down and meditate on their surroundings in the river valley. I wished these could have stayed up for longer, people going by on their bikes or just for an evening stroll were very interested in what we were doing and I like to think it added a touch of magic to their day.