ADSS Carved Doors – “Arms of Welcome”

Created by Gordon Dick, Kelly Robinson, and Ray Simm. Glass sandblasting etching by Todd Robinson. These doors symbolize “Arms of Welcome.” On one side of the door there is a Thunderbird and a Whale. This design represents the Tseshat people who were great whale hunters. They are a people with strong ties to the land and sea. On the other side of the doors there are two figures, a male and a female. The figures symbolize all future generations who will be connected to this school. Above the door there is a glass etching of a Nuu-chah-nulth canoe with paddles The paddles symbolize our neighboring tribes, students, staff, parents, and community partners all in one canoe traveling together to foster success. Carved from Fir and Yellow Cedar.

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