Saanich coloring book shines a light on local history and education – Saanich news


An example of one of the pages from the Saanich Heritage coloring book in St. Martin’s Anglican Church at 550 Obed Avenue. The arrow points to a part of the roof described for educational purposes. (Photo courtesy of Saanich District)

Saanich coloring book shines a light on local history and education

Collaborative project converts archive photos into colorable formats

A Saanich Heritage coloring book has been created to shed light on the history of the neighborhood in a creative way.

Established by the Arts, Culture and Heritage Advisory Committee and the Saanich Heritage Foundation, the collaborative project converted archival photos with the assistance of Saanich Archives staff for the compilation of the photos.

Definitions of architectural elements were collected from the Saanich Heritage Register, the Merriam Webster Dictionary, the Canadian Oxford Dictionary and the Vancouver Heritage Foundation.

At the Saanich City Council meeting on November 22, the publication of the Saanich Heritage coloring book on the Saanich Heritage Foundation website was approved, as well as the promotion of the book on social media.

The coloring book is intended for residents of all ages and will soon be available on

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