Jasper's New Totem Pole - Part II

I managed to choose a good bench to park myself on, I was able to see most of what was going on and hear the speeches that were made after the raising. The sound system was not very good and there was no way I was able to hear the speeches that were made before the raising. I did mange to see all sorts of of lovely costumes, so here are some crowd photos from Saturday.

And from the speeches after:

The totem on Sunday when the biggest crowds and the ropes were gone.

Have a good day all!


Leah J. Utas said...

It sounds like an interesting time, Reb. Good job on the pics. Nice work on the pole against the mountains.

Frank Baron said...

Very nifty, Reb. I'd love to have been there. I'm glad you and your camera were.

messymimi said...

Amazing craftsmanship. Thanks for sharing this.

Reb said...

Thanks Leah. It was a wonderful day for photos.

Frank, I am sure you would have enjoyed the day.

Messymimi, they are beautiful works of art.

Hilary said...

Looks like a colourful and interesting time for sure.

Dianne said...

I like crowd shots, gives a real sense of being there
the totem is wonderful

loved your comment about the guy at the glass window, made me feel better to know I wasn't the only one who felt that way :)

Crabby McSlacker said...

How cool! Glad you captured the event. Only problem: now I want a towering totem pole in my yard and I don't see any way that's gonna happen.

Reb said...

Hilary, it was! I just wished I could have moved around more.

Dianne, they do add to the scene.

Crabby, at least I can visit this one occasionally ;)

Scott Oglesby said...

Very cool pics, great crowds and the scenery behind is stunning!

There’s nothing better than people watching. Especially if you found a good, comfortable bench to do it from.

Barbara Martin said...

Sunshine in the Rockies is great for events. The craftsmanship that goes into making a totem pole is a fine art that should be used more.

Hope you fully enjoyed your trip, Reb.

Reb said...

Thanks Scott. There is nothing better than being in the Rockies ;)

Barbara, I did. Even clouds and a bit of rain couldn't have spoiled the day.

the Bag Lady said...

This was fun - thanks for taking us along!
Love the photo of the bright yellow moccasins, and the totem pole against the mountains.