Two Saanich Peninsula projects earn Canada 150 grants from Victoria Foundation

VICTORIA — The SeaChange Marine Conservation Society and Tsawout First Nation have received Victoria Foundation grants to help with their initiatives.

The Foundation announced the grants recently and two of 35 organizations to receive them are SeaChange — for its Welcoming in Tod Inlet carving — and the Tsawout First Nation for a week-long reef net fishing workshop in partnership with the International Resilience Network.

SeaChange will work with Tsartlip First Nation Elder and master carver Charles Elliott, who will design and carve a welcome figure for Tod Inlet.

The Tsawout project will highlight the importance of fishing to their culture, in recognition of ongoing reconciliation efforts.

The Victoria Foundation’s Community Fund for Canada’s 150th is a collaboration between the Victoria Foundation, Community Foundations of Canada and the Government of Canada to support projects connected to Canada’s sesquicentennial celebration.

In total, over $350,000 is going to 35 organizations for an impressively varied collection of activities, many of which are open to the public.

— Victoria Foundation

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