Lions Bay Arts Council presented its 2nd Arts and Garden Festival on Saturday, May 26th and what a day it was!
We were blessed with magnificent weather as residents and visitors alike toured nine beautiful Lions Bay Gardens throughout the day showcasing the diverse and creative work of local visual and performing artists. This year we introduced music into the gardens and this added a magical element to the already festive atmosphere of the day.
Thank you to our presenting sponsor Odlum Brown STM Wealth Management who also sponsored this same event in 2010, as well as ArtScene 2011, part of National Culture Days on October 1, 2011. We are extremely grateful for their support. Their unwavering commitment to arts and culture in our Village has made these entertaining events possible.
Big thanks go out to our gardeners who spent many hours preparing their gardens for our event:
We had a great response from Lions Bay Artists this year and would like to acknowledge their wonderful contribution to the success of the day.
Norma Rodgers, Rebecca Talbot, Nicole Thomas, Jennifer Tan, Lorraine Surcouf, Lawrence Ruskin, Ute Philips, Andreea Pop-Philips, Peter Wreglesworth, The Jam Tarts, Mark Coghlan, Laszlo George, David Butler, Donna Newsom, Pat Grass, Lucy Traini, Monica Gewurz, Sarah Berneburg, Dan Pocock, Ann Sophie Riedijk, Ashley Smith, Maria Smith, Kelk Jeffery, Lucy Jeffery, Elyse Ando, Grace Shore, Adelina Pocock, Alicia Pocock.
Thank you to Lions Bay Art Gallery for use of their easels and to the Lions Bay General Store & Cafe for refreshments in the hall.
The Lions Bay Native Garden was officially opened with Mayor Broughton and Visionary, Mary Miles thanking the many volunteers who helped in making the garden a reality. Special acknowledgements went to Jim Cadwaladr, Rob Simons, who designed the new Gazebo and led the construction process, fellow gardeners Tony Cox and Louis Petersen and the other volunteers who helped throughout the development of the garden. The Lions Bay Arts Council provided the signage for the Gazebo.
The Village Hall was the hub for the Community Gardeners ‘BBQ where Kit and Doug Ash and fellow Community Gardeners cooked up delicious hot dogs. Inside the hall children enjoyed the art workshop led by Pauline Brider with help from Danielle Simons. People stopped and chatted with community members representing the Lions Bay Library, Invasive Species Council, Lions Bay Trails, Community Garden, Native Plant Garden, and KelpMan. Russ Meiklejohn of Millenia Architecture was on hand to explain the plans for our Community Centre Renewal, and Simon Griffiths displayed his world-class collection of Inuit Art.
The day culminated in a wine reception for Lions Bay Arts Council Members and Guests at the home of Carole and Mark Bajus where a spectacular view from their spacious decks was the perfect touch to the day. Thank you to the Bajus’ for being generous hosts.
Please visit our website for more information about the Lions Bay Arts Council. www.lionsbayartscouncil.org or e-mail:
We welcome everyone to purchase a Lions Bay Arts Council membership and join the 116 community members who have committed to support arts and culture in Lions Bay.
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Please mark Sunday May 26th on your calendars now. More updates can be obtained here or through the Art Council website: Link to Lions Bay Art Council website