The Innisfail Royal Canadian Legion Branch #104 unveiled plans to have a series of murals painted on the street facing exterior walls next summer.  

“This is another way we can show the community what the Legion is about, a reminder to everyone travelling down Main Street to remember the sacrifices of those who have fought to protect the way of life we enjoy in Canada today,” says Innisfail Legion Branch 104 President, Stephen Black.  

The final scope of the project will be determined by the amount of money raised for the project over the coming months. “Ideally, I would like to see us raise about $40,000 so we could have a mural on each of our street facing walls,” Black told the crowd gathered inside the Legion Club Room on November 11. 

The Innisfail Legion will be working former Innisfail resident Karen Scarlett on the murals. Scarlett was the artist who designed and developed the Welcome mural that was painted last summer at The Coffee Cottage in Innisfail.  

“When Karen, along with Jason Heistad, presented the Executive Committee with the idea we knew we wanted to find a way to make it happen,” said Black. “Seeing how much excitement and community spirit there was in Innisfail while the Coffee Cottage mural was being painted, we knew it would be something that would be good for the community.” 

Already $14,000 has been committed to the project. 

The Royal Canadian Legion Innisfail Branch 104 has the third largest membership base of all Legions in Canada. In the past they have raised funds for the Town of Innisfail Community Bus and for the 104 Starfighter plane mounted in the branch parking lot.