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Yarn bombers hit New Westminster's Moody Park

Janet Benson turns into a tree-hugging yarn bomber as Century House members wrapped their woolen works around trees to promote the centre
Janet Benson turns into a tree-hugging yarn bomber as Century House members wrapped their woolen works around trees to promote the centre's first inclusion in the New West Cultural Crawl on Saturday.
— image credit: Shelly Schnee/City of New Westminster

It's like one of those 'which-one-doesn't-fit' questions. Yarn, senior citizens, trees, park, bombing.

Actually the correct answer in this case is all of them fit.

Century House yarn bombersThat's because they all came together last Friday when a group of Century House members yarn bombed Moody Park. They did it to promote the seniors centre's first-time participation in the New West Cultural Crawl this weekend.

Yarn bombing is an unofficial type of public art where woolen works are wrapped around trees, poles and other objects in public places. In this case, the Eighth Street and Sixth Avenue shady corner of Moody Park.

LEFT: The Century House yarn bombers.
Contributed photo

Century House recreation planner Shelly Schnee said the idea came about when members were bouncing ideas around about how to showcase the arts and crafts done at the centre.

"There were some people that knew exactly what it was, and were totally into it," said Schnee. "People are totally talking about it and are buzzed about it."

The Century House portion of the crawl will run Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. It will feature artists, crafts, pottery, quilting and the Garden Gals. There will be a community tea and Century House (620 Eighth St.) will also be launching a summer art project.

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