This is why Mississauga and Brampton parks have been ‘yarn bombed’


Published June 22, 2022 at 5:09 pm

Parks in Mississauga and Brampton got a burst of colour in a yarn bombing this month.

The Riverwood Conservancy in Mississauga, and Brampton City Hall and Gage Park are both targets of the so-called explosion.

Yarn bombing is bright and colourful display of yarn art. It can involve wrapping trees, fences or any object in crocheted or knitted yarn pieces. Other names for the colourful art include “yarn storming”, “guerrilla knitting” or “kniffiti.”

While yarn bombings sometimes have a political message, the reason behind the Peel wool take-over is a good cause.

And this time it comes from Deafblind Community Services (DBCS), Canada’s leading provider of specialized support and emergency services for people who are deafblind.

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June is National Deafblind Awareness Month in Canada. The yarn bombing project aims to raise awareness and show support for Canadians living with deafblindness. Communities across Ontario have come together to create beautiful yarn bombing displays.

“These displays are about creating a sense of belonging and drawing attention to something that is ignored by so many,” the DBCS states.

About one per cent of Canadians live with deafblindness and require the support of intervenor services to be as independent as possible.

However, these services are currently only available in three provinces — Ontario, British Columbia and Saskatchewan.

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