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Arrival Of The Reindeer In Horseshoe Bay

Mural Routes Member(s): Chemainus Festival of Murals Society

Artist(s): Sandy Clark and Lea Goward

Producer: Chemainus Festival of Murals Society


Completed: 1983

Dimensions: 7.7m x 4.06m (25’ x 13’)

Best Viewed: West side of building, standing in Heritage Square.

“Historical Series #6: Arrival Of The Reindeer In Horseshoe Bay”

A luminescent cedar bark cloak envelops the figure of a Native princess as she contemplates the arrival of the sloop Her Majesty’s Ship Reindeer. The ship’s commander, Captain A.E. Kennedy, was an acquaintance of Isabel and Thomas George Askew, pioneers of Chemainus and mill owners for many years.

The Reindeer made regular stops in Horseshoe Bay (now called Chemainus Bay) on its rounds of the coast.

(Please drop by the Chemainus Visitors Centre to buy your Official Mural Guide. Proceeds from the sale go to the Chemainus Festival of Murals Society).

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Where to Find This Mural

Location: 2976 Mill St., Chemainus, BC, V0R1K0 | Get Directions

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