Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Sointula Co-operative Store

Mayne Island may have the oldest continuously operating hotel in B.C (The Springwater Lodge, est. 1892), but Sointula on Malcolm Island has the oldest co-operative.

On the side of the multi-service Sointula Co-operative Store is a mural that depicts the row boats used by the island's first Finns, who rowed there in 1901 from Nanaimo to escape the coal pits of Vancouver-based property developer Michael Audain's great great grandfather.

Below is a view from the residency studio at the Sointula Art Shed, a project started by Tyler Brett and Kerri Reid in 2013.

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