New EMCS mural to be launched

The mural will be painted on 23 panels by both current students and alumni interested in participating.

A new art mural project is being launched in recognition of the 70th anniversary of a high school in Sooke and the 20th anniversary of the current building that houses Edward Milne Community School.

The mural will adorn the outside front wall of the theatre, at the school.

It will commemorate the history of the school, starting with Edward Milne himself, and move forward in time through the school’s first incarnation as Milne’s Landing School in 1946 continuing up to today’s offerings.

The mural will be painted on 23 panels by both current students and alumni interested in participating.

So many details of the school’s history are carried in the memories of its graduates and collecting those stories and incorporating them into the mural would add a richness and relevance not found in any archive, said alumna Susan Percival.

Meetings will be held in February to organize this pool of talent and to finalize the images to be created. Materials will be supplied and the finished pieces completed by the end of June ready for installation in the fall.

Alumni with artistic talent are invited to connect with Susan Percival by email at susanpercival@shaw.ca.

 

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