Thanks to everyone who came, and special thanks to Bob Williams and Dr. Andrew Ross. Thanks to them we have two souvenir albums on Google Photos:
It was a special birthday for Canada and those at the Oak Bay Marina Parking Lot were happy and proud to be part of this cross-Canada celebration.
Choir Master Hilary Coupland leads the singing of O-CANADA
Hopefully three things will emerge in Oak Bay :
1. a permanent performance area around the Salish Sea sculpture as per Barbara Adams vision.
2. Lolita/Tokitae will finally be freed and brought home from Miami to the Salish Sea.
3. A fine future use will be agreed for the end of the Oak Bay Marina parking lot. I support Jacques Sirois’ idea of the L’Kwungen Herring Smoke House : http://www.cattlepoint.org/lkwungen-herring-smokehouse/
As a post script it is worth noting that Hilary Coupland, the Choir Master, in greeting Syrian Violinist Sari Alesh, concluded her welcome with the very first public declaration of the Salish Sea Bioregional Marine Sanctuary Vision :
“Today on July 1, 2017, Canada’s 50th Birthday, we the people of Canada gathered here today, promise to work diligently to Restore Natural Animal Populations throughout the Salish Sea Bioregion to more than 50% of historic levels as soon as possible”
Surely this is one of the major goals for Canada as we begin the next fifty years.
FREE – NO TICKETS – MUSIC ALL AFTERNOON
OAK BAY MARINA STREET PARTY
SINGING O CANADA – PREPARING FOR THE NEXT 50 YEARS – CONSCIOUSNESS RISING
TIME TO BRING TOKITAE (LOLITA) HOME TO SALISH SEA
A SYRIAN MAN PLAYS TURKISH MUSIC ON TURKEY HEAD
Victorians are invited to join together on July 1 st at Oak Bay Marina as a spontaneous community gathering of grandparents, parents and kids of all ages take part the community singing of “O Canada.” 1 PM. Choirmaster is Hilary Coupland.
Don Hauser’s SAXOPHORIA Band
Sheet music and rehearsal learning tracks are available for download at https://www.windsorsingsocanada.com/sheet-music
If you love harmony, simply download your part (low, mid, high vocal range), learn your part, then come sing your part at noon on July 1!
The gathering takes places in front of the great Salish Sea iron sculpture by Salish artist Chris Paul.
This location is part of the site of the ancient seaport of Sitchanalth.
It was also the location of Sealand where humans first realized that keeping ORCAs in captivity was inconsistent with the emerging human spirit.
BRING LOLITA HOME
As the World Spotlight is on Canada we are happy to do our little bit to also share this attention with “Tokitae/Lolita” and the “Bring Lolita Home” movement who are campaigning this month to bring Lolita home to Friday Harbour from a pen in Miami.
CLICK HERE TO HEAR MORE : https://youtu.be/T-plB6vwDGo
A MUSICAL AFTERNOON
After the singing of O Canada, you will be entertained by Oak Bay Talent extraordinaire, led first by a new Oak Bay resident, the Syrian Violinist Sari Alesh.
Don Hauser’s SAXOPHORIA Band
BRING CHAIR and FLAG
PICNIC’S ENCOURAGED – THIS IS A PICTURE PERFECT PICNIC PLACE
Whoever is responsible for choosing, purchasing and hanging this painting. Thank you. Every day; several times a day; I walk by it and it brings joy to my heart – EVERY TIME. Thank you.
So its “RVYC Races” 1/25 Giclee by Suzanne Heron : July 15, 2015.
Dr. Andrew Ross’ Summer Solstice – 5:21 am, June 21, 2015
from Hampshire House 6th Floor Look-out – Sunrise June 21 over the Cascades
Thank you all the owners and residents of Hampshire House who contributed to a fund to have Dr. Ross’s wonderful image, printed on canvas. I know that every time you enter the third floor lobby, or bring guests through, this will be a great talking point, and a wonderful reminder of why your guests should get up at sunrise and visit the lookout on the 6th floor.
Thank you everyone for your generosity and community support.
Chris Paul, First Nations artist extraordinaire, delivers his new creation “The Salish Sun” to its owner, Rosemary Short who plans to donate it to the Oak Bay Municipality to be placed somewhere acceptable to the community at Cattle Point Star Park
Hampshire House residents are encouraged to join to “Friends of the Salish Sea” monthly email newsletter (FREE). If you love your Salish Sea this is for you.
Did you know Pru Emery, your neighbour :
- Is a successful movie producer
- Has just completed an “award winning” short film which takes place in Oak Bay
- wrote the script
- Has a DVD out which makes an ideal Christmas Gift for everyone who loves Oak Bay
- Has some well known national figures in the film including news anchor Lloyd Robertson
The short film is perfect for any woman over 35 who feels she does not have enough money.