Township Raises Port Angeles Flag in a Festive Salute

September 10, 2015

The Township of Esquimalt raised the Port Angeles municipal flag at the Archie Browning Sports Centre as part of a festival twinning agreement this morning at 10 a.m. The flag raising is in advance of Esquimalt Ribfest, which kicks off on Friday September 11.

Mayor Barbara Desjardins and Ribfest Chair Tom Woods were on hand to raise the flag, along with Ribfest committee members, Council and Township staff members.

The two communities came to a twinning agreement last year to support each other’s festivals: Ribfest in Esquimalt and the Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival in Port Angeles. The Port Angeles flag will be flown at the Sports Centre throughout Ribfest weekend, September 11-13, while the Esquimalt flag will be flown in Port Angeles at the Crabfest, October 9-11.

The Esquimalt Ribfest is a fun, family event that supports charities in the community.

For full details of the Esquimalt Ribfest, visit

The Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival details are available at

For more information, please contact:
Tom Woods, Chair, Esquimalt Ribfest
Tel: 250-857-1062

Media contact:
Ritchie Morrison, Communications Coordinator
Tel: 250-414-7122