Taseko Proud to Sponsor Lumiere Vancouver’s Annual Light and Artistic Festival
December 19, 2017
The Lumiere Festival will light up Vancouver’s iconic West End, English Bay and Jim Deva Plaza with a series of light art installations, performances and community building events running from December through February.
Taseko’s sponsorship of Lumiere and Luna the Whale at this year’s festival is in recognition of the important contribution that artists and performers make to our collective community success.
Artistic and creative expression inspires human endeavour. Their talent and work stimulates innovation and the exploration and development of human potential. It is the music, the theatre, the dance, and the fine arts that help define a community culture and brings to life a certain joy that lifts our collective spirit.
The Lumiere Festival brings art to light in unique and different ways and no better place to do that than in Vancouver during the darkest days of a Canadian west coast winter.
About Luna, the Whale:
Returning for the third year, Luna was created by world renowned decorative lighting experts MK Illumination. A bespoke one-off design, Luna was made specifically for Lumiere in recognition to the whales in the waters around Vancouver.
Luna is named after the well-known orphaned orca whale that inhabited the waters of the Nootka Sound from 2001 to 2006. Separated from his mother at a young age, he spent five years delighting tourists and residents alike off the coast of Vancouver Island.
The white powder-coated frame is 7 metres long by 2.5 metres high and contains over 6,000 LED white environmentally friendly bulbs.
Luna will be at Morton Park until the 3rd week of February.
For full details on the festival and schedule of events visit: http://www.lumiereyvr.com/
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