Student mural up at the Legion

Qualicum Beach Legion's 85th anniversary celebration includes local youths

Jolene Pedersen talks about the mural designed and painted by KSS         students for the Qualicum Beach Legion.

Jolene Pedersen talks about the mural designed and painted by KSS students for the Qualicum Beach Legion.

When passersby walk past the Qualicum Beach Legion, they’ll soon have the opportunity to view a new mural depicting the sacrifices of Canadians in three major conflicts.

The mural, said Legion president John Humphrey, included scenes from the First World War, Second World War and Afghanistan. As well, he said, the mural, painted by students from Kwalikum Secondary School, included the army, air force and navy.

“It’s basically in three sections, although they flow together,” Humphrey said.

“The first section is World War One, which features the army, the second is World War Two, which features the navy and ladies auxiliary and the third is our peacekeepers in Afghanistan, plus the air force.”

Enclosed in a vapour trail from one of the jets, he noted, are the words, “Passing the Torch.”

Humphrey said the Legion paid for the materials and gave the trio of students some general direction and then set them to go at it.

The results, he said, were impressive.

“We gave the students some guidelines as to what direction we would like to see them going and gave them some suggestions,” Humphrey said. “They came up with a very impressive composition.”

Humphrey said he fully expected to be able to mount the mural on the exterior wall of the Legion Wednesday, but inclement weather forced the postponement of the actual installation.

The mural was designed and painted by Tyrell Beal, Matt Hykaway and Jolene Pedersen, with help from Laura Postema and Suji Woo.

 

 

 

 

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