Shore to Shore

Project Description:

Located in Vancouver’s Stanley Park at the site of Marston’s ancestral village (X̲wáýx̲way), Shore to Shore is a 14-foot bronze-cast sculpture surrounded by engraved Portuguese stone. The work commemorates the adventures of Portuguese adventurer Joe Silvey (“Portuguese Joe”) as well as his first and second Coast Salish wives Khaltinaht and Kwatleemaat – Portuguese Joe and Kwatleemaat are the artist’s great-great-grandparents.

Designed to honour the link between Portuguese and Coast Salish First Nations cultures and symbolizes unity for the present-day city’s diverse inhabitants, Shore to Shore and the story behind it are the subject of an upcoming feature-length film from award-winning documentary filmmaker Peter Campbell, as well as a book from award-winning author and journalist Suzanne Fournier.