Project Heroes® was started to ensure the sacrifice made by Canada’s fallen soldiers is met with an acknowledgement that is significant, lasting and connects Canadians to the people who serve.
The vision morphed along the way to tell the bigger picture of war. Portraits painted from treasured family photos, soldiers’ stories based on family anecdotes and each soldiers’ online profile with their personal letters, photos and poetry help Canadians make a personal connection with the fallen. Soldiers’ photos of life on the base, on patrol and with the Afghan people provide a taste of a soldiers’ life while on tour. Wall sized paintings are a reminder of the wounded, PTSD, suicide, the families’ experience with loss, past wars and peacekeeping. These elements along with the history of Canada’s involvement in global conflict help paint a picture that provides a deeper insight to the impact of war and connects us in a personal way with those who sacrificed their lives.
The artists and those who assisted are all volunteers and consider this exhibit a labour of love and a gift to Canadians.