The four winners of the Sooke Salmon Festival street banner competition.

New street banner artwork celebrates salmon

Four new street banners celebrating salmon could soon be unfurled in the town centre as part of next year’s Salmon Festival.

Four new street banners celebrating salmon could soon be unfurled in the town centre as part of next year’s Salmon Festival.

The festival is among events planned for Canada’s 150th birthday in 2017.

Seven Sooke artists competed in the street banner project, with four works of art chosen. The winning artists are Darlene George, David Robbers, Lonnie Chekerda and Tanya Owens.

The street banner judges were Ellie Horgan, Alex Tait, Kathy Hicks and Linda Bristol.

“The plan is for the four designs to be installed in a repeating series throughout town,” said Elida Peers, an organizer for the Salmon Festival which is being sponsored by the Juan de Fuca Salmon Restoration Society.

“Our big hope right now is that we will be successful in our application to the federal government’s Canada 150 Fund, which will help enable our community to demonstrate our special pride in Canada.”

The Salmon Festival will run over the course of several months next year, encompassing many activities from the banner contest, smoked salmon competition and parade.

Each winning street banner artist will receive a $100 prize. Prizes were donated 4M Bobcat, Sooke Backhoe, Barry Marine and Village Foods.

 

Just Posted

Arguments ramp up against proposed Sooke daycare

Proposed Church Road facility clears the latest hurdle

Lengthy cannabis report leaves Sooke council with questions

Temporary use option for pot producers seen as untenable

UVic announces review into circumstances of fatal bus crash

Upcoming student trip on the same route not cancelled

Saanich police injured while arresting suspect

Man accused of shoplifting pulls out a knife, struggles with arresting officers

Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team to soar to soar over Victoria’s Inner Harbour

Red Arrows fly past Sept. 26 over the parliament and Inner Harbour

Third instance of Trudeau in skin-darkening makeup emerges

Another instance of Trudeau using makeup to darken his face has emerged, within 24 hours of the first

B.C. MLA’s former constituency assistant charged with fraud, breach of trust

Charges announced Sept. 19 more than two years after Martin fired Desmond Devnich for alleged thefts

B.C. salmon farm inspection deal reached with Indigenous people

Monitoring to determine if any Broughton region farms stay open

RCMP seize $1.9 million in B.C. traffic stop

The driver and passenger were detained under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act

Yearbook photo surfaces of Trudeau wearing ‘brownface’ costume in 2001

The report describes the occasion as an ‘Arabian Nights’-themed gala event

‘Troubling, insulting’: NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh reacts to Trudeau’s brownface photo

Jagmeet Singh, leader of the New Democrats, responded with a call for love after Trudeau photos surface

Elderly B.C. man gets 10 years in prison for sexually abusing young daughters

WARNING: This story contains graphic details and is not appropriate for all readers

‘This is not a drill’: Whistler Blackcomb gets first snowfall of the season

The 7th Heaven Summit had a dusting of snow Tuesday morning

Most Read