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EcoSuperior announces Big Lake Reflections event (2 Photos)

The virtual competition encourages environmental stewardship through art.

THUNDER BAY — EcoSuperior has launched an event aimed at celebrating local connections to Lake Superior while encouraging environmental stewardship through the arts.

Big Lake Reflections runs from June 12 to June 19 and offers a wide range of local prizes.

This is the second time it's been held.

The inaugural event last February – before the pandemic was declared – saw local artists, singer-songwriters, painters, stone carvers, poets, dancers and photographers gather before more than 200 people  to share their reflections of Lake Superior.

In the midst of ongoing COVID-19 restrictions, EcoSuperior is holding a virtual event this year.

Executive Director Sue Hamel says she hopes the community will come together once again to celebrate living along the north shore of Lake Superior.

"There is nothing more precious to all life than fresh water. Living on the north shore is such a privilege, and is also a shared responsibility to protect for future generations," Hamel said.

She added that "it's valuable to acknowledge and celebrate our connection to the living waterscape, its contributions to our well-being, and inspire greater care and protection."

Participants in the contest are invited to share their perceptions through any of a variety of ways, ranging from photography, song, dance, and poetry to a sidewalk chalk drawing.

Entries may be submitted between the 12th and the 19th by text to (807) 252-9233, or to social media by tagging #BigLakeReflections and @ecosuperior.

More information is available on the EcoSuperior website.

Big Lake Reflections signs will be posted around various city parks and conservation areas.