Connect with Barb Desjardins
Barb is a real ‘people person’ and loves to connect with members of the community. Here are a few upcoming events that Barb is looking forward to attending in our terrific home town. Stop by for a chat!
“Honouring Peace” – Annual Commemoration for the Victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Tuesday, August 9, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gorge Park
Spearheaded by the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War Canada, “Honouring Peace” commemorates the devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki by nuclear bombs in 1945 and celebrates peace. This free, family-friendly event will be held this year at the beautiful new Gorge Park Pavilion next to the Japanese Gardens.
In honour of the occasion a Ginkgo tree sapling will be planted. The sapling has been grown from a seed of a giant Gingko tree standing at the time of the blast in Hiroshima.
Splash of Paint – Plein air Paint-Out!
Saturday, August 27 (various locations throughout Esquimalt and wrap-up art exhibit at the Esquimalt Town Square)
The Township Community Arts Council’s one-day plein air “paint-in” provides a terrific opportunity for artists of all ages to get creative outside!
Look for painters to pop up in spots like Westbay Marina, Saxe Point Park, Gorge Park, or any lovely location within the township’s boundaries. Such fun!
There will be art prizes and music from 4:30 to 7:30 at Esquimalt Town Square as artists display and sell their original works!
National Peacekeeper’s Day Parade and Ceremony
Tuesday, August 9, Parade starts at 7:00 p.m. and Ceremony at approx. 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Park
National Peacekeepers Day memorializes those individuals and others who have died while supporting UN or other peacekeeping operations around the world.
A parade will march from the Tudor House at Admirals and Esquimalt Roads to Memorial Park across from the municipal hall, starting just after 7:00 p.m., with the ceremony getting underway at about 7:30 p.m.
We acknowledge with respect that we are within the traditional territories of the lək̓ʷəŋən People, known today as the Esquimalt and Songhees First Nations, and we are deeply grateful for having the privilege of being able to live, learn, work and thrive on their traditional lands.