What a year! In 2012 we turned 100 and to celebrate we held some 40 centennial events. Here is a look back at the events that celebrated Esquimalt’s Centennial Year.
Centennial kick-off event held at Town Square behind Municipal Hall on October 8. Some 1000 people joined in to this early start to our celebrations. Read about the event in the October 2011 issue of the Esquimalt Current community newsletter. The event featured the first public performance of centennial theme song “Esquimalt Shines” by Fraser Campbell (get your copy here)
Centennial Concert Series at St. Paul’s: Works from the Baroque, Classic and Romantic periods.
100 centennial tulip bulbs planted at Sailor’s Walk in Esquimalt
Centennial Concert Series at St. Paul’s: From Sea to Shining Sea
New Year's Eve Walk hosted by Volkssport
New Year's Day Levee at Municipal Hall
Centennial Concert Series at St Paul's: A Great Noyse, Renaisance Wind Band
February 20 – 26:
Esquimalt Celebrates Provincial Heritage Week "Energy in B.C.: A Powerful Past, A Sustainable Future"
LifeMark Health Esquimalt 5K
Nifty-Fifty Curling Bonspiel
Centennial Concert Series at St Paul's: Vox Humana
Easter Sunday Sunrise Service
Memorial for HMCS Esquimalt
Senior's Centennial Spring Tea
Centennial Concert Series at St Paul's: Early Baroque
Esquimalt Shines Home and Garden Contest Official Launch
May 15 -28:
Show Us Your Esquimalt Photo Contest sponsored by Victoria News. Exhibit located at atrium in Esquimalt Recreation Centre
Esquimalt High School Alumni Welcoming Home Wine and Cheese Party
Esquimalt High School Alumni Reunion
God's Acre Candlelight Tribute Ceremony
World Oceans Day Festival at Esquimalt Gorge Park
Freedom of the Township
Coast Salish Acknowledgement Project Unveiling Ceremony
Aboriginal Day Celebration and Formation Appreciation BBQ at CFB Esquimalt
June 8 – 10:
Buccaneer Days in Esquimalt and unveiling of Centennial Book, written by Sherri Robinson. Also a special centennial ale, “Shoaling Waters India Session Ale” launched by Spinnakers Brew Pub.
Esquimalt Centennial Golf Tourney at Gorge Vale. See the event program here.
Photographic Display: It Takes a Village: Esquimalt Faces, Places & the Navy
Love Your Community at Memorial Park
Esquimalt Centennial Walk hosted by Volkssport
Performers announced for September 8th Centennial Community Celebration at Gorge Park. Click here to view poster.
Esquimalt Arts Festival at St. Paul's
Summer Flower and Arts Festival at the English Inn
Township Date of Centennial
Centennial Community Celebration at Esquimalt Gorge Park. What a celebration! See the day's program here.
Esquimalt Centennial Cemetery Tour
Esquimalt Lantern Festival
Council Historical Evening (Mayor's Centennial Speech)
Celebration of Lights
Grand Opening of the Centennial Memorial Walkway
Centennial Carole Sing
For more information on Esquimalt Centennial 2012, please contact:
Ritchie Morrison, Communications Coordinator