Oak Bay Mayor Nils Jensen

Sno’uyutth spreads good energy

First Nations Night at The Oaks to benefit the Sno’uyutth project raised more than $3,000.

Sno’uyutth means “spreading good energy” and the welcome pole planned for Oak Bay High is well on the way toward doing that already with the second in a series of benefit concerts held last weekend.

First Nations Night at The Oaks to benefit the Sno’uyutth project raised more than $3,000.

The Community Association of Oak Bay hopes to raise the Butch Dick-designed welcome pole this fall at Oak Bay High. The Songhees master designed the 20-foot totem and his son, carver Clarence Dick, will lead the team carving the artwork.

The association has raised about $30,000 of the estimated $76,000 needed.

Private donations of cheques over $50 can be made payable to The Rotary Club of Oak Bay Foundation to receive a tax receipt. Send cheques to Community Association of Oak Bay 138-2017A Cadboro Bay Rd. Victoria, BC V8R 5G4.

The next benefit concert is Jazz Night at The Oaks on Saturday, April 18 at 7 p.m. featuring jazz vocalist Joe Coughlin.