Thursday, August 25, 2011

Point Ellice House Heritage Celebration

This past Sunday, August 21st 2011, was the celebration of the 150th Anniversary of Point Ellice House in Victoria, BC. This landmark event was filled with entertainment and beautiful costume from the 1900's, as well as fabulous treats and teas. The event ran from 11am until 4pm and included musical serenades by the composite band "All in Good Time", a entertaining performance by the very energetic Morris Dancers, a Waltz dance demonstration followed by a Salsa lesson from Roman and Renee Yue, and closed off with a performance by the Victoria Summer Choir. The event drew hundreds of people throughout the day including families, who enjoyed the face painting and birthday card decorating. I was fortunate enough to be asked to be the official photographer of the event, and had a wonderful day capturing the fun and vintage atmosphere. Here are a few of my favorite shots from the day, more can be found on the Point Ellice House Website and Facebook page.

Servant Bells in the House

Face Painting for the whole family...including Dora who got a purple star painted on
The musical workings of "All in Good Time"

Croquet set up for everyone to enjoy
A Mother and Daughter enjoy the music of "All in Good Time"

One of the many hats available for dress up

The bells on the shoes of the Morris Dancers

The Women of the Morris Dancers perform a fertility dance

1 comment:

  1. Fantastic photos. Your photographer has a great eye. Congratulations on the celebration. It was lots of fun.