WATCH: Lantern making workshop lights way to annual event

Dozens of people showed up to a lantern making workshop at the Royal Canadian Legion’s Prince Edward Branch on Tuesday.

As part of the event, which is the second of three workshops put on by the West Shore Arts Council, participants decorated lanterns that they will bring to the Light up the Hills festival this weekend.

RELATED: Westhills to come alive with light this weekend

Light up the Hills is an annual, family-friendly event where participants walk the path from Belmont Secondary School to the Westhills playground, enjoying various illuminated art installations along the way.

The festival takes place Saturday, Sept. 23 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Westhills community. For more information, visit

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LANTERN FUN Colwood resident AJ MacMillan decorates a lantern during a lantern making workshop at the Royal Canadian Legion Prince Edward Branch on Tuesday. The workshop was held in anticipation of Light up the Hills festival, a family-friendly outdoor festival of light on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Westhills. (Kendra Wong/News Gazette staff)

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