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Sherbylove - EN

#Sherbylove

#Sherbylove - Murales Sherbrooke
This mural stands out from the others in downtown Sherbrooke by its more contemporary theme. It is intended as a huge message of love, a positive outlook on the future and on Sherbrooke itself. The mural features a giant heart protected by an open archway against a bright blue sky, and portrays a few characters from different generations representing our past, present and future.

The heart in the mural is 15 feet wide and contains a paramount message for our times… rabu, liebe, alhab, ài, agapé, lûbov, pyara, amor, amour… love! The idea is to make this symbol and its openness to the world what people remember most about Sherbrooke. #sherbylove expresses a bond with Sherbrooke and its inhabitants, and is now seen around the world thanks to the internet.

Dimensions : 39 by 49 feet
Year created: 2016

the mural in more detail...

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Grandmother and Grandson
From left to right, Marie-Claude Charbonneau and Bastien Couture, a grandmother with her grandson, represent our not-so-distant past and our future.
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Small family
From left to right, Anaëlle Dubé-Poulin, Ian Dubé and Lara Poulin—ordinary folks representing a small modern-day family.
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Mme Boo
Up until recently, in downtown Sherbrooke, people frequently came across someone known for her enthusiasm, smile and zest for life: Madame Boo! Francine Lafond was a simple person who loved spreading joy to the people around her.She would walk up to people in the street and happily cry out “BOO!"—hence her nickname. Madame Boo regularly visited various downtown stores and areas, surprising passersby. It’s easy to see why people loved her so much: Madame Boo loved life and wanted to spread smiles and a bit of friendly mischief to Sherbrookers as they went about their day! Ms. Lafond passed away on February 12th, 2016 in the building where the mural now stands.
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#Sherbylove
The hashtag Sherbylove was born in 2011 during an improvised trip taken by a few friends. It then found its way to social media and soon caught on. Thanks to this hashtag, Internet users can share what they love most about Sherbrooke via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Since its creation, the hashtag has been used tens of thousands of times and has become well-known on the internet. #sherbylove is the heart that illustrates Sherbrookers’ love for their city.
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Heart
The heart in the mural is 15 feet wide and contains a paramount message for our times… rabu, liebe, alhab, ài, agapé, lûbov, pyara, amor, amour… love!  The idea is to make this symbol and its openness to the world what people remember most about Sherbrooke.