Elementary students design new banners for Quadra Village lamp posts banners

Quadra Village will get a little brighter next week with the addition of 21 new lamp post banners.

  • Apr. 18, 2016 2:00 p.m.
Artwork designed by students at École Quadra Elementary School will be placed on banners and hung on lamp posts in Quadra Village.

Artwork designed by students at École Quadra Elementary School will be placed on banners and hung on lamp posts in Quadra Village.

Jesse Laufer

Victoria News

Quadra Village will get a little brighter next week with the addition of 21 new lamp post banners.

They were originally designed last year by grade four and five students at École Quadra Elementary School to celebrate the school’s centennial anniversary. The banners are a community project that was spearheaded by the Hillside-Quadra Neighbourhood Action Committee (HSQNAC).

“It started with a need for new banners,” said Quadra Village Banner Committee representative Jennifer Ferris.

Students at the school were already doing an art project that involved making flags based off of key words like peace, smile and play. Instead of choosing a generic banner that would go up, (the banner committee) asked the school if they would be interested in sending some of the artwork for the banners.

A local jury then picked 21 of the designs to be made into banners, after translations of their inspiring words were made into Sencoten, French and English. Sencoten is an original language of the First Nations of this area. Volunteers from the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations provided the translations.

The first 20 banners will be put up next week, but the last one will wait until an unveiling session at the Nook Coffee and Tea on Thursday, April 21.

Due to space constraints, the unveiling at Nook is not a public event, but local residents are still welcome to come and see if there is space.

The unveiling will take place from 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

 

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