The City of Colwood has installed new decorative street banners celebrating local art and the things that make Colwood great. (Courtesy of City of Colwood)

The City of Colwood has installed new decorative street banners celebrating local art and the things that make Colwood great. (Courtesy of City of Colwood)

Colwood installs decorative banners celebrating locals

Each banner features a photo captured by a resident, celebrating what they love

The City of Colwood has added a splash of colour to the community’s streets in the form of new decorative banners featuring local art.

Each banner, hung from light posts lining the city’s streets and walkways, features a locally-sourced photo of something residents value in their community.

Intended to celebrate opportunities to live life to the fullest in Colwood, each banner also features a word ending in -ful, such as artful, colourful, or peaceful.

Some of the banners set up around town include a knitted octopus that was crafted and shared by a Colwood resident for everyone in the community to enjoy, a young girl carefully placing a shell on the ocean shore at the Esquimalt Lagoon, a Lekwungen dancer placing his hands on the earth at the Na’tsa’maht gathering for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at Royal Beach in 2021, a kayaker paddling along Colwood’s shoreline at sunset, and Esquimalt Nation Elder Mary Ann Thomas blessing the site of new housing being built in 2019 at 342 Wale Rd.

READ MORE: Octopus art crawls into Colwood neighbourhood


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