This photo of a grandmother gathering berries with her granddaughter by Walter Joseph took third prize in the 2016 Moricetown Band snapshot contest.

2016 Moricetown Band snapshot contest winners announced

Here is a list of the winners and honourable mentions

The Moricetown Band snapshot contest winners listed below focused mostly on traditional themes like berries featured in the third-place photo by Walter Joseph.

Our ancestors taught us to preserve food for the winter and huckleberries are one of the main berries that we harvest,” said Lucy Gagnon, executive director of the Moricetown Band. “Also, huckleberries are used in our feast hall as part of the berry dance. A bowl of berries is given to chiefs and the person closest to them will sing a song while the Chief dances with the berries held high. Harvesting of food is done in the summer for feasts that are held in the fall.”

Moricetown Band snapshot photo contest results

1st place – Ivan Naziel for gaffing photo at Moricetown Canyon

2nd place – Roger Michell for photo of grizzly bear

3rd place – Walter Joseph for photo of grandmother and granddaughter berry picking

Honourable mentions:

Shannon Ridsdale – hanging fish

Brian Burrill – jumping salmon

Patricia Kolida – fish painting

Norma Stumborg, economic development officer for the band, said the large number of entries made it hard for the judges to choose.

“I want to thank everyone who entered the contest,” she said.

Check out the Moricetown Band’s Flickr with photo submissions,

 

https://www.flickr.com/photos/130994476@N06/sets/72157673784150965

 

 

 

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