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Shaw Names Six Calgary-Based Artists to Create Shaw Pride Marches On at Calgary's Central Memorial Park

CALGARY, Alberta, July 25, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shaw Communications Inc. today announced four Calgary-based artists and artist teams will create murals that celebrate Pride at the four corners of Central Memorial Park for the Shaw Pride Marches On art walk initiative kicking off Friday, August 12.

The art walk will feature mural concepts chosen by a group of leaders from Calgary's arts community based on their creativity and the artists' interpretation of what Pride means to them.

The selected artists and artist teams, as well as their mural concepts are as follows:

"Through Shaw Pride Marches On, Calgarians and all visitors to Central Memorial Park are given the opportunity to experience first-hand the important role that art plays in telling powerful stories of shared histories that help foster togetherness and understanding in our community," said Chethan Lakshman, Vice President, External Affairs, Shaw Communications. "This year's submissions were especially remarkable, and while our selection committee had the difficult task of choosing our finalists, the murals selected all share powerful and poignant stories of diversity, community and celebration."

The final artists were chosen by a group of community leaders following a call for 2SLGBTQIA+, BIPOC, and ally artist submissions.

Committee members are:

In its third year, Shaw Pride Marches On provides a platform to tell 2SLGBTQIA+ stories, celebrate the community, and underscores the importance of human connection and resilience. The murals will be installed at the four corners of Central Memorial Park in Calgary's Beltline, with finished works on display until Monday, September 26.

More information about Shaw Pride Marches On can be found at shaw.ca/pride.

About Shaw Communications Inc.
Shaw is a leading Canadian connectivity company. The Wireline division consists of Consumer and Business services. Consumer serves residential customers with broadband Internet, Shaw Go WiFi, video and digital phone. Business provides business customers with Internet, data, WiFi, digital phone, and video services. The Wireless division provides wireless voice and LTE data services.

Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (Symbol: TSX ? SJR.B, NYSE ? SJR, and TSXV ? SJR.A). For more information, please visit www.shaw.ca

For media inquiries, please contact:
Shaw Communications Inc.
Chethan Lakshman, VP, External Affairs
(403) 930-8448

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