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$460 raised
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Ended Jan 15, 2016
Dec 1, 2015 - January 2, 2016

HELP MAKE IT OURS ..... Donate towards the purchase of the SALISH SEA SCULPTURE. 


Please Donate using the PERKS on the right column, or enter our photo contest. 

Take a photo of the Salish Sea and email your photo to win great prizes: Email to : . Include the title/and description. 

  • Selfie or photo : YOU + a friend (optional) and the Salish Sea sculpture at the Oak Bay Marina
  • Photo of YOU and the Salish Sea giclee (art piece) at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel in the Christmas lobby
  • Any scenery of the Salish Sea - water, rivers, valleys and mountains. Anywhere in the whole BIoregion (Vancouver, Seattle, White Rock, Bellingham).

(Email your photo)

This video is designed to inspire YOU, the people of the Salish Sea Bioregion.

Click above if you forgot to watch the inspirational video by Dana Lyons.

SELFIE CONTEST is for for all ages, all skill levels, and for people living anywhere, not just in the Salish Sea Marine Sanctuary.

Selfie Contest

Click here to down load poster for your office notice board.

Click here to see the Gallery of submissions and to vote for your favorite.

The goals of the fund raiser are :

  •          To raise $5,000 :  to help Oak Bay complete the funding for the purchase of First Nations' artist Chris Paul’s wonderful work, 'The Salish Sea' ;
  •          To increase the community and bioregion awareness of "The Salish Sea" both of the iconic sculpture and of the Salish Sea Marine Sanctuary.

We urge you to donate to this fund raiser. Just click here on the right. Or drop into Canada Trust on Oak Bay Avenue; or talk to the concierge at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel.

To quickly upload your selfie : Click here enter the “selfie” contest.

The contest is open to anyone and everyone wherever you may live, whether close to the Salish Sea or far, far away  .

Anyone living in the Salish Sea Bioregion is encouraged to email in a selfie of you and your family or friend by your own part of the Salish Sea. We expect this will become a historic gallery.

Donations are appreciated whether you participate or not. 

PLEASE DONATE using this website. Right column. 

Salish Sea Sculpture and Giclee

The image above shows the original iron sculpture photo-shopped with the giclee #1/1 (Artist's Proof) now hanging in Churchill College, Cambridge University in the UK, and #2/10 hanging at the University of Peradeniya in Sri Lanka. This is part of the growing global awareness of the Salish Sea Bioregion.

Here are digital images which might be entered into the digital image competition.

Barbara Adams and Nils Jensen

Barbara Adams, Oak Bay Arts Laureate shows Mayor Nils Jensen the "Salish Sea".

Britt Swoveland's Salish Sea Submission

Local photographer Britt Swoveland captures an image of the Salish Sea at subrise. It features the Salish Sea (both sculpture and ocean). Mount Baker can be seen on the horizon. If you are staying at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel, it is a 5 minute walk along the "seaside" to the Oak Bay Marina. This is a good place to take your SELFIE.

To enable easy participation, especially by young people, we encourage "selfies" taken by the Salish Sea sculpture:

  •          at the Oak Bay Marina
  •          by the giclee art piece in the Oak Bay Beach Hotel lobby
  •          ANYWHERE within the Salish Sea Marine Sanctuary (even at sea or in the mountains);.

We ask every participant to contribute a donation to our campaign although this is not mandatory


Participant Categories 

There will be no age categories. 


We look forward to seeing the local people and local impressions from all around our great Salish Sea Bioregion.

We hope you will enjoy this new map just provided by one of our partners -the Salish Sea Marine Sanctuary. This is their Salish Seaside "Coastal Trail" version of the Salish Sea Bioregion map.

Salish Seaside Coastal Trail

Entrance Fees

There is NO entrance fee to the digital image contest or the art auction. Donations to the fund raiser IS appreciated.


Oak Bay Beach Hotel

The Oak Bay Beach Hotel, Victoria, BC is the focal point for the competition and a future March 19th 2016 event. Although the iron sculpture is at the Oak Bay Marina, in Oak Bay, Victoria.  The Giclee (#1/10) will be hung in the hotel lobby for your use in your "selfies"

Dillon Carfoot, Chef Concierge, Oak Bay Beach Hotel and Director Les Clefs d'Or, Canada BC Region, will be pleased to help with questions. Selfies with Dillion get extra votes from the "Les Clefs D'Or" concierges all around the Salish Sea. 

Les Clefs D'Or


(Click here. A shortcut to upload your selfie)


The Oak Bay Beach Hotel has generously donated :

  • A gift certificate for a one night stay in a Panoramic ocean view. Mid-week stay (between Sun-Thurs). It also includes the mineral pools for your stay.
  • 4 pool passes

There will also be an award by First Nations artist Chris Paul. This will be given to the piece featuring impressions of the Salish Sea sculpture most favoured by Chris Paul.



Churchill College, Cambridge University

Churchill Gallery, Cambridge University, UK.

Canadian Dr. Anita Herle, Senior Curator and Anthropology Reader in Museum Anthropology at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge, UK presents "The Salish Sea" to Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe of Churchill College, Cambridge. 

Dr. Herle comments : "It is inspiring to see Chris Paul's Salish Sea alongside Churchill College's rich collection of artworks and to see Professor Wickramasinghe's work honored in this way!"

Sponsors - we are grateful to our sponsors and thank you for your generosity.

Please see us Thursday, December 3rd, at the Gallery Walk in the Oak Bay Village. This event is run by the Oak Bay Business Improvement Association. Hopefully by then the Oak Bay Village Galleries will all be involved and encouraging their artists, employees and customers to enter the competition.

This project is managed by the Cattle Point Foundation, with close support from : :

Click here if you feel you MIGHT be able to help the contest.


Alcheringa Gallery

Black Press 4 Good

Oak Bay Tourism

Oak Bay Beach Hotel

The Print Lab

Salish Sea Marine Sanctuary -

Salish Sea Studies Institute

Cattle Point Foundation

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$15 CAD
Xmas Gift Certificate + MAP/Poster
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Gift Certificate + MAP/POSTER. Christmas Gift Certificate for Competition Entry. This is a great Xmas stocking stuffer. We will email you the gift certificate and URL so they can download the Salish Sea Map/Poster of the Bioregion.
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$10 CAD
Free Awesome Poster MAP of Salish Sea Bioregion
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Basic donation. Although there is NO required fee to play. Please consider donating a little more if you are able.
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$10 CAD
Rock around the Salish Sea
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A concert at the Oak Bay High School March 18th featuring Holly Arntzen
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$25 CAD
Reservations for the Auction & Dinner
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Reservations for the March “Black Tie” dinner and auction at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel can also be purchased for $25 each for use by the purchaser or as a gift for Christmas. The full cost of each seat will be $100. The balance owed must be paid on or before February 28th
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$100 CAD
Bronze Donor
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$500 CAD
Silver Donor
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$1,000 CAD
Gold Donor
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