Sidney Sister Cities Association 2016 calendar open for submissions

Photos accepted until noon, April 30 in hard copy.

  • Apr. 2, 2015 6:00 a.m.

The winning shot for July in last year’s Sidney Sister Cities Association’s calendar celebrated the Association itself.

The Sidney Sister Cities Association is once again accepting photos for its annual Town of Sidney calendar, and they’re looking for shots that showcase the unique charm of the seaside community.

“We really want photos of Sidney that really show it for what it is,” says Bob McLure, past president, and chair of the calendar project.

As well as serving to spread the beauty of Sidney worldwide, the calendar is a fundraiser for the Association, helping to fund, among other things, student trips between Sidney and its sister cities of Anacortes, Washington; Cairns, Australia; and Niimi, Japan.

Past calendars have published around 50 photos, and many of those fresh takes on some of Sidney’s standbys, like the Sidney Street Market, the fish market, and lots of the lively ‘Bench People’ that adorn Beacon Avenue.

“They’re a real eye catcher,” says McLure.

He reminds would-­be submitters to think outside the downtown core of Sidney as well. “There’s a huge selection of possible spots around Sidney.”

The blossoms along Resthaven Drive, the scenic walk along Bevan wharf, and the Shoal Harbour bird sanctuary are all prime spots to capture a moment of the Town’s unique personality.

“We’re also encouraging students to submit,” adds McLure. Children take wonderful photographs, he says, noting the spectacular shots in the youth section of the last Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit at the Royal BC Museum.

“They can see things differently.” Both figuratively, and just by sheer height differences, he adds with a laugh.

Photographs must be submitted in hard copy as a 4×6 glossy, borderless photo either in person or mailed to Bob McLure at #9-2235 Harbour Road, Sidney, B.C., V8L 2P7. The deadline to submit is noon, April 30.

There is no age requirement, and photographers do not have to live in Sidney. Photographers may submit as many times as they like.

For more, email Bob McLure at mclure@shaw.ca.

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