Marlene Stewart Streit Park has another attraction to offer the community. Art students from E.L Crossley Secondary School recently completed a mural that pays tribute to the Park’s namesake who is one of the most recognized female golfers in the history of the game.
Marlene Stewart Streit, the inspiration for the mural compilation, was taught to play golf, at Lookout Point Country Club in Pelham. She began competitive play in 1949. Stewart Streit continues to be an inspiration to many of Canada’s top young female amateur golfers and is now the inspiration for a Pelham mural.
“Extremely proud, and excited to be honoured by these talented students,” said Marlene Stewart Streit when asked about the project as she attended the reveal via video conference, “It is truly impressive to see what the students have accomplished with the support of their art teacher. Seeing the mural for the first time was a blast from the past!”
The project fit well into the Town’s strategic priorities, notably building strong communities and cultural assets. With the support from Ms. Sherry Wilkinson, art teacher at E.L. Crossley, the local area art students were able to work collaboratively on the project, which took over 35 hours to complete. The mural was revealed July 20, and the students had an opportunity to meet Marlene Stewart Streit, albeit virtually. The six student artists Natalie Anderson, Gwen Cudmore, Hannah Horton, Rachael Moskalyk, Emily Shatford, and Trinity Young, were recognized and congratulated at the reveal for their efforts. A plaque has been installed by the mural, highlighting the artists names and the history of the images used.