We arrived at Shawnigan Lake School to present the maquette (1/3 life size scale model) on October 23rd. It was the schools Founder's Day & Alumni Reunion. There were Alum there who had graduated as recently as 2000 all the way back to the 1940s.
Mardie Rees with sculpture!
C.W. Lonsdale & Dog - was presented to the Gold Club (Alum for 50 years or more). The class of 1960 had an induction ceremony and all members listened to my presentation on the sculpture.
The maquette was presented on a base to better depict how it will be installed in bronze.
SUSA Fund (Shawnigan USA) members and also Gold Club Members. From Left: Sharon Elmaleh, Stuart Milbrad, Francois Elmaleh, Mardie Rees (sculptor), Katharine Burr, John Burr. Missing: Mary Milbrad and my husband, Jeremy Broderick
Many alum had a good look at the sculpture at the Alumni Banquet on Saturday night!
Banquet and Reunion drawing to an end Saturday night in Marion Hall
The maquette was crated back up for the return trip home by ferry from Vancouver Island, Canada. It survived the trip there and back without any large cracks!