LOCATION: near 5640 Cowrie St. (Bank of Montreal building)
MURAL: Catch of the Day, 1997
ARTIST: Gordon Halloran
MEDIUM: Acrylic and latex paints
Based on a historical photograph from the Sechelt Community Archives, this mural features Captain Thomas Patrick O’Kelly. The group of seven men, most of whom are unidentified members of the shíshálh First Nation, stand on the wharf in Trail Bay, 1912, all holding their catch of salmon. Captain O’Kelly was involved with a Vancouver-based firm that produced advertising photographs. This particular photograph was commissioned by Sechelt pioneer entrepreneur Herbert Whitaker, and was sent for display at Canada House in London, England to attract tourists and potential land buyers to the Sunshine Coast.