"This isn't a watercolor, it's a mural." - Erich Segal

The banner mural of ships and fishing supplies decorates the fence of a parking lot just off Marine Drive in White Rock B.C.
(Artist unknown)

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Sunday, May 06, 2007

Chemainus, B.C. - 6

Japanese immigrants made a considerable contribution to Chemainus and Vancouver Island life in general. Several Chemainus murals comemorate this immigrant community.

"The Lone Scout" by Stanley Taniwa, Clanwilliam, Manitoba (1991)

A tribute to Edward Shige Yoshida for the realization of his dream in 1929 of starting the 2nd Chemainus Boy Scouts, an all Japanese-Canadian troop and the first of its kind in the country.

"The Winning Float" by Joyce Kamikura, Richmond B.C. (1991)

The winning float in the parade on June 30, 1939 at the Victoria Lumber Manufacturing Co. Ltd.

Read more about the history of the Japanese on Vancouver Island here.



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