2013 Canada Games - Sports Mural Mosaic

Susan Abma

Leduc, Alberta

Soldiers Serve in Many Ways

Panel before

Artist Comments:

Bombardier Daniel Mazurek from the Canadian Civilian-Military Corporation during a Village Medical Outreach in the Nakoney District of Panjwayi where Taliban insurgents burned the clinic down in 2006. The purpose of the mission was to offer medical care to the Afghan people and locate a local contractor to repair the clinic. This scene, where the soldier teaches the children how to kick the soccer ball while the rest of the family and an armed Afghan guard looks on, is based on a photo provided with permission by the Department of National Defence.