The Kew Flagpole was one of the latest Chemainus murals installed above Back to Britain in December. (Photo by Don Bodger)

More mural unveilings in Chemainus Saturday

Festival begins at Ace Hardware on Chemainus Road

The Chemainus Festival of Murals Society is hosting a Mural Unveiling Festival on Saturday, May 19.

Five pieces in the Society’s new Community Mural Series will officially be dedicated as well as two new murals in the original Historical Series, and a ‘welcome back’ salute to the Steam Train on Bridge over Chemainus River mural that was removed with the demolition of the old Visitor Centre and Fire Hall.

Celebrations will start at 11 a.m. at the Orca mural on the Chemainus Ace Hardware building at 9630 Chemainus Rd.

The Town Crier will announce each piece of art, while a piper will direct participants to the Kew Gardens Flagpole mural above the Back to Britain Pubs building.

From there, the group will move to Willow Street for the Lest We Forget mural on the Post Office, and the Steam Train on the Telus building.

Then it is off to The Five-Cent Candy Bar War mural on the back of Cowichan Neighbourhood House.

The tour ends at the Chemainus Labyrinth in Waterwheel Park around 12:15 p.m.

Festivities continue at Waterwheel Park with entertainment provided by Masimba Marimba from Bopoma Music.

Chemainus Rotary Club members will be barbecuing hotdogs and serving drinks (by donation) and there will be activities for children, as well as prize draws for those who get a Mural Passport stamped at each of the art induction ceremonies.

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