Esquimalt shines through photos

New exhibition on in tandem with Victoria News contest

Esquimalt residents Shirley Peters

Esquimalt residents Shirley Peters

Esquimalt’s true colours are showing in a new exhibit. The 150 photographic submitted works provide a thoughtful reflection of the township, and depict amateur images that capture military life, picturesque scenery, pets and wildlife, special holiday events and historical photographs.

The display was the culmination of the Victoria News’ Show Us Your Esquimalt photo contest, held in honour of Esquimalt’s centennial year.

At Tuesday’s grand unveiling at the Esquimalt Recreation Centre, Esquimalt municipal and centennial representatives, along with the Victoria News team, mingled with residents and munched on goodies supplied by The Renaissance Retirement Residence.

“They are truly outstanding and memorable shots, not only of times gone by, but looking at our children and our future and looking at the beautiful views and vistas,” Esquimalt Coun. Meagan Brame told those who gathered for the launch. “It really does make me proud that this is where I live.”

Sixty of the photos were published in a special supplement in Wednesday’s edition (May 16) of the News. Extra copies are available at Black Press’ office, 818 Broughton St.

To view an electronic version of the photos, visit http://www.vicnews.com/eeditions/ and click on the May 16 edition.

emccracken@vicnews.com