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Oak Bay High on the hunt for notable graduates

Contributors to the fine arts will get centre stage as Oak Bay High launches its Distinguished Fine Arts Legacy Wall.

The legacy wall will be a permanent installation at the new Oak Bay High school, recognizing individuals who have contributed to the development of fine arts within the community, said band director Jeff Weaver. He added that recognition of local arts contributors has been lacking in Oak Bay.

“We do a good job with recognizing and promoting our kids here when they are in school, but we’re not doing a good job recognizing kids that have left here and become amazing artists,” Weaver said. “We also want to build an alumni community.”

Nominations are being sought for the first inductees in four categories, professional artist, teacher, builder and patron. The builder category recognizes a person who has helped to promote, develop, mentor and/or fundraise for the fine arts in Oak Bay. The patron category recognizes a person who financially contributed to the school’s fine arts department.

Nomination forms can be found at oakbay.sd61.bc.ca, the deadline for nominations is June 27. Successful nominees will be named in September and then recognized at an event on Oct. 3.

For more information, email jweaver@sd61.bc.ca or call 250-598-3361.

 

 

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