Spirit of Deer Quest goes B.C.-wide

Arts council contest to decorate deer form spreads across the province

  • Jul. 26, 2013 3:00 p.m.
Left to right: Jacob

Left to right: Jacob


The Cranbrook and District Arts Council (CDAC) is celebrating its 40th anniversary and one of the many events taking place this summer is the Deer Quest.

CDAC has created a spoof on the deer issues that are facing the community by offering artists a chance to decorate deer forms in an artistic manner. On Aug. 24 all the decorated deer will be on display in Rotary Park, Cranbrook, and prizes will be awarded for the various categories.

Ethan, Caleb and Jacob, of Coquitlam, excitedly decorated a deer form that their grandmother Louise Selby, of Cranbrook, brought to them.

Selby said: “They were so excited about the concept and had no problem coming up with the theme of a cyborg deer.”

It took several days to decorate with found objects and a little help from the local dollar store. The cyborg deer is interactive and it is up to the viewer to find all six items – some are duplicated.

“The event has brought the community together for some fun and is excited to have an entry all the way from Coquitlam,” said Deer Quest organizer Jenny Humphrey.

Ethan, Caleb and Jacob are excited too and hope that their deer places in the competition.

Their grandmother will return the cyborg deer to the boys late in August.

They look forward to putting it on display in their yard for the neighbours to enjoy.

Visitors to Cranbrook can get more information about the event on Facebook at www.facebook.com/CranbrookArtsCouncil under events or phone 250-426-4223.