Painting On Pavement for Pride

AMDSB students are invited to create Chalk Drawings that promote inclusivity and celebrate the LGBTQ2S+ Community

Free Chalk | A How-To Video | Prizes | A Digital Gallery  |. A Reading List

#PrideHuron #PridePerth #PaintingsOnThePavement

In a bid to salute diversity during Pride Month, the Foundation for Enriching Education, in partnership with Huron County Library and Cultural Services and Perth County Libraries, invites students to create a masterpiece with chalk on the sidewalks this June.

Through their chalk paintings on the pavement, students are encouraged to celebrate similarities, embrace individuality and create an awareness of inclusivity in Huron and Perth. By creating positive images in support of the LGBTQ2S+ community, students will build a better understanding of themselves and of others.


  1.  Register and receive a free box of sidewalk chalk:
    First-come, first-served, students K – Gr 12 can register and pick up a free box of chalk at any Huron County or Perth County Public Library (Chalk was back-ordered but will be available at the Libraries on June 15, 2021).
  2. View the Video above for inspiration.   The video was created by Stratford-based visual artist Claire Scott.
  3. Create your masterpiece
  4. Take a photo and upload the photo to mom and dad’s social media page with the hashtags #PrideHuron or #PridePerth and #PaintingsOnThePavement
  5. Send a copy to with the student name in the message for the digital gallery at Let us know if you are comfortable having your student’s name posted publicly with the work on both our social media networks (Facebook and Instagram) and the website. If not, we’ll post it with “Anonymous” followed by a numeric identifier.
    ie “Anonymous12”.

All students who share their art get a chance to win one of two gift cards: each entry = 1 free ticket in the draw. Two names will be drawn on July 1 at noon and posted to our website.

  • The first name drawn wins a $50 gift certificate for the Village Bookshop in Bayfield
  • The second name drawn wins a $50 gift certificate for Fundamental’s, Stratford

The winner’s work will be highlighted (with or without their name subject to parental consents).

A Reading List:
These topics can be difficult for some to talk to children about. The Libraries have put together the reading lists shown below to help parents and grandparents open the conversation about LGBTQ2S+ issues.

Click here to be redirected to resources at the North Perth Public Library

Karen Stewart,
Interim Executive Director
Foundation for Education Perth Huron

#PrideHuron #PridePerth #PaintingsOnThePavement