Day: October 18, 2021

Young artists showcase the will to remember
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Young artists showcase the will to remember

Emily-Ann Alyward had three great-grandfathers and a great-grandmother who served during the Second World War, but they were not the inspiration for the work that earned her first place in the 2021 senior black and white poster contest.  Her inspiration instead came from her circle of friends and three British Columbia communities—Ladysmith, where she lives, Duncan, where she graduated from Duncan Christian School, and Nanaimo, where she intends to study graphic design at Vancouver Island University.  “Multiple cultures and people served, and their stories deserve to be told.” The southeastern coast of Vancouver Island is home to more than a dozen First Nations and is steeped in Indigenous history; yet not much is known in wider society about Indigenous peoples’ wartime contribu...

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