Sno'uyutth Welcome Pole

In fall 2015, the Community Association of Oak Bay and its partners, Greater Victoria School District #61 and the District of Oak Bay along with the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations, raised a 20-foot-tall “Welcome Pole” at the newly-completed Oak Bay High School to symbolize a new beginning between our students and community, and the Songhees and Esquimalt (Lekwungen) people whose traditional territory includes Oak Bay.

Designed by Songhees master-carver, Butch Dick (Yuxwelupten), and carved by his son, Clarence Dick (Wa’shk), the pole is called Sno’uyutth —“spreading good energy” in the Lekwungen language.

For more information, download the Sno’uyutth Welcome Pole Brochure.