Sister Cities Association calendar to showcase Sidney’s charm

The Sidney Sister Cities Association (SSCA) is once again gearing up to produce a calendar showcasing Sidney’s charm

Bob McLure shows off the 2014 Sidney-by-the-Sea calendar.

The Sidney Sister Cities Association (SSCA) is once again gearing up to produce a calendar showcasing Sidney’s charm and featuring some of area’s most talented amateur and professional photographers.

The calendars, which are made up annually out of photos submitted to a committee within the SSCA, are sold by the association as a fundraiser to help with programming they run in conduction with the Town’s sister cities of Cairns, Australia, Niimi, Japan and Anacortes, Washington.

“The funds raised go towards projects we run including two $1,000 scholarships to Parkland students who will travel to Cairns as ambassadors of our town,” explained SSCA member and calendar committee chair Bob McLure, adding that the SSCA is also involved with artist in residence projects with Cairns, among other things.

“We’re hoping to foster better relationships with our sister cities because of these types of international exchanges,” said McLure.

The calendar project will see photo submissions being accepted until the end of the month (noon on Wednesday, April 30) to McLure and the submissions will then be reviewed by a panel.

Winning photos will be selected using a blind selection process, said McLure.

Criteria for selection, he continued, include quality, subject matter and how well each photograph illustrates the charm of Sidney.

“People don’t have to be professional photographers to submit photos and an individual may submit as many photos as they wish.”

People who wish to submit photos can send them by mail or drop them off by hand to McLure at 9–2235 Harbour Rd., Sidney, V8L 2P7. Photos must be printed on 4×6 inch photographic paper (glossy and borderless) and the photographer must be clearly identified on the back of the photo by name, phone number and email address.

File information as follows also must be included on the back of the photo: whether the photo was shot in RAW, TIFF or JPEG format and the megapixel size as well as the camera brand and model.

Any visible people in the photos must sign a release which should be included.

The calendars will be released on the July long weekend and will be for sale at the Town of Sidney, Tanners Books, Pebbles Gift Shop and the Shaw Ocean Discovery Centre, among others.

This year’s focus will be to select a photo for the calendar’s cover that sums up Sidney’s character, said McLure.

“We are looking for people to capture the charm and small town atmosphere of Sidney,” he said.

For more information visit www.sidneysistercitiesassociation.com or call McLure at 250-654-0488.

 

 

 

Just Posted

MLA invites community to weigh in on transportation issues in Sidney

Adam Olsen invites Peninsula residents to share questions, concerns at Nov. 24 gathering

BC Minister of Agriculture loses stepson to accidental overdose

Lana Popham announces death of her 23-year-old stepson, Dan Sealey

Fill the railcar to help feed Victoria’s homeless

A community food drive for the Salvation Army

Local leaders of all ages honoured at National Philanthropy Day event

Awards in six categories given to Victoria residents who are leaders in giving back

Get your pet on the jumbotron at this weekend’s Royals game

Victoria Royals host the Regina Pats Saturday night 7:05 p.m.

Unique technology gives children with special needs more independent play

UVic’s CanAssist refined seven prototypes aided by $1.5M government contribution

Greater Victoria holiday craft fair roundup for Nov. 16 to 18

Check off all of the items on your shopping list at these great events

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Nov. 14

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

Canadian military’s template for perfect recruits outdated: Vance

Gen. Jonathan Vance, the chief of defence staff says that the military has to change because the very nature of warfare is changing, particularly when it comes to cyber-warfare

RCMP bust illegal B.C. cannabis lab

Marijuana may be legal but altering it using chemicals violates the Cannabis Act

Canada defeats Germany 29-10 in repechage, moves step closer to Rugby World Cup

Hong Kong needs a bonus-point win over Canada — scoring four or more tries — while denying the Canadians a bonus point

Avalanche Canada in desperate need of funding

The organization provides avalanche forecasting for an area larger than the United Kingdom

B.C. teacher’s Amazing Race takes students on Canada-wide adventure

Agassiz high school students say they had the experience of a life time

Don’t sign USMCA until LGBTQ language excised, U.S. lawmakers urge Trump

The trade agreement, forged after 13 months of tense negotiations between Canada and the U.S. is scheduled for Nov. 30

Most Read