Celebrations – 02

In Spring 2021, Richmond Food Stories collaborated with students from McKay Elementary’s Grade 6/7 classes to create an art work series for “Eating in the Time of COVID-19.” By engaging students to reflect on pandemic experiences through art, each young artist produced a unique illustration in response to the following prompts: How have you celebrated special occasions during COVID-19? What was it like to go grocery shopping when the pandemic first started? How has home cooking and eating changed for your family since the pandemic?

“In this piece of art, it shows me and my family celebrating the end of Ramadan, the Muslim fasting month, with a picnic in Coquitlam Central park. We had made a lot of food and had enough drinks. It was cool that there weren’t a lot of people there so we could move around and it was easier to avoid people. We took a lot of pictures and had a lot of fun, laughs, and memorable moments.”

— McKay Elementary, Grade 6 student

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