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We are Waterloo Community Art Project


The City of Waterloo is pleased to be working with Richard Burrows and Christa Mercey who have been named as the City of Waterloo 2020 Artists in Residence.

From May to September, Richard and Christa will create a series of instructional videos aimed at giving community members the tools to create a video to be submitted to be part of a community sing along. 

From May to June, Richard and Christa will focus their efforts on creating a community edition of "O Canada." This will be presented during our online Canada Day celebration and will be online in the months that follow for the community to enjoy. 

From July to September, Richard and Christa will work with the community to produce a community anthem, "We are Waterloo." This will feature the submitted videos from community participants and will premiere at the end of September.

All members of the community are invited to participate. If you needed additional information or support on how to create or submit a video, please reach out and we will do our best to help. Submissions will be assembled into a community exhibit that will be shared on social media, the City of Waterloo website, and on the Create Waterloo YouTube channel.


For more information or assistance, please contact Sonya Poweska, Culture Program Specialist, at

The following allows us to include your submission in our community performance as well as showcase and share your submission with the community on our social media channels, City of Waterloo website, and City of Waterloo YouTube and Vimeo channels.

I, the artist and/or the parent/guardian if artist is under 18, irrevocably grant the following rights to the City of Waterloo:

  • The right to reproduce, edit, and include video submissions in any print and video material for educational, informational or interpretative purposes not for sale or profit. 
  • The right to edit submissions to improve the quality including, but not limited to, cropping, brightening, or removing portions of submissions for the sake of clarity and in compliance with City of Waterloo standards.
  • The right to reproduce images of submissions in any advertisement or promotion which would promote audience awareness of the We are Waterloo Artist in Residence program and its exhibition, display, interpretive panels or technical bulletins in which the images are included at City of Waterloo owned facilities or locations.
  • The right to reproduce images of submissions, digital or electronic format used for educational, informational or curatorial purposes and not for sale or commercial reproduction.

Please continue to the next page to upload your video. The link to upload your video will be provided once this page has been submitted. 

To the extent that the foregoing information constitutes personal information as defined in the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, chapter M.56 as amended, the information is subject to provisions of that Act and will be used for the purposes of this project. Questions about the collection of personal information should be directed to the City Clerk, Waterloo City Centre, 100 Regina Street South, Waterloo, Ontario, N2J 4A8, telephone (519) 886-1550.