A film feature and talk by award-winning filmmaker and director Anne Wheeler will fund the welcome pole planned by the Community Association of Oak Bay.
Wheeler comes to UVic’s Cinecenta on May 30 to talk about her long career in film and TV, join a question and answer period with the audience and show her most famous movie, Bye Bye Blues (1989).
Inspired by her mother’s war years as a musician in a small dance band, the film features a fantastic sound track and remarkable performances including Rebecca Jenkins and Luke Reilly. The visuals from India to Alberta are stunning. This uplifting romantic story shows the resilience of the creative spirit in the face of insurmountable obstacles.
The event will raise funds for Sno’uyutth, a First Nations pole designed by Songhees master carver Butch Dick and commissioned by the community association. They’ve raised more than $50,000 of the roughly $88,000 needed to fund the pole, with the plan to raise it this fall outside the new Oak Bay High building.
The show and talk is May 30, 7 p.m. at UVic’s Cinecenta, Student Union Building, 3800 Finnerty Rd.
Tickets are $10 for students and $15 in advance or $20 at the door, available at Cinecenta Box Office, Ivy’s Books and The Oaks Restaurant.