The Purposes of the CATTLE POINT FOUNDATION
To Support Canada’s World Heritage Initiatives
- To protect the environment of the Salish Sea Ecosystem for the
benefit of the public by conserving or restoring ecosystems and
biodiversity on a long-term basis.
- To advance education by providing awards to university
students of Arts, Science and Culture, to encourage academic
- To advance education by conducting research into all aspects of
the science and culture of the Salish Sea and making the results
- To advance the public’s appreciation of the arts by producing
public art exhibitions, presentations, and performance art(s)
events, and by providing a forum for qualified artists to exhibit,
present, or perform their artistic works through participation in
Canadian Dr. Anita Herle, Senior Curator and Anthropology Reader in Museum Anthropology at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge, UK presents “The Salish Sea” to Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe of Churchill College, Cambridge.
Dr. Herle comments : “It is inspiring to see Chris Paul’s Salish Sea alongside Churchill College’s rich collection of artworks and to see Professor Wickramasinghe’s work honored in this way!”
In 2016 we are reaching out around the Salish Sea to the people of
the Coast Salish, and to the people of the cities of the Salish Sea
- In collaboration with the Salish Sea Studies Institute at the
University of Western Washington, a project is underway known as “The Salish Sea UNESCO World Heritage Site Initiative”.
- In our larger (CRD) community of Victoria, the Foundation plans
to help the proposed UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Program (MAB) application perhaps through the CRD. MAB is an Intergovernmental Scientific Program that aims to
establish a scientific basis for the improvement of relationships
between people and their environments.
- In our VERY local community of Oak Bay, we are supporting
any “Salish Seafront of Oak Bay Initiatives”. Especially
supporting the Oak Bay Marina Boathouse “Herring Smokehouse” vision.
Short Term Plan : Jan – March 2016
We have created an Art Contest/Art Auction campaign which has three short term purposes :
- now Chris Paul’s wonderful iron sculpture ‘The Salish Sea’ has been purchased, funds are needed to improve the podium base; perhaps building a small performance area envisaged by Arts Laureate Barbara Adams;
- to contribute to the costs of next summers ‘2016 Walk of the Arts’;
- to increase the community awareness of “The Salish Sea” both of the iconic sculpture and of the Salish Sea Marine Sanctuary/Bioregion.
We hope you or your family will enter the “Impressions of the Salish Sea” art contest and the art auction. If you already have an art piece you wish to email to us, please send the image to : mailto:email@example.com and make sure to include your name; title; painting type; reserve price; size; and your full name and email address.
The contest is open to anyone and everyone wherever you may live, whether close to the Salish Sea or far, far away .