We are now accepting submissions for our COVID-19 documentation project. Our vision is to capture the thoughts, feelings, emotions and experiences of our community during this difficult, and challenging time.
How has life changed for you? Has it been negative? Are you an adult who is no longer working? Are you a senior who now has to video chat with your grandkids? Are you a teenager who may not get to experience your prom this year? Are you a child who hasn't been able to play with your friends for almost two months?
Have there been positives? With the extra time have you discovered (or re-discovered) some passion projects? Has your family grown closer while quarantined together? How has your physical and mental health been? Better or worse?
We would like to document answers to questions like these and more through a variety of mediums such as photographs, video clips, social media posts, sound recordings, personal diaries, artwork or crafts, poetry, or any other way that you feel can capture what life has been like for you and your family. We also ask that local businesses consider entering submissions as well. Our intention is to make these submissions publicly available on our website and social media pages. now
Please note that this project is only open to residents - both past and present - and those that work in the Municipality of Callander.
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request a submission form and we will give you details on how to enter your submission. We are happy to answer any additional questions as well.
Artist in Isolation: Sarah Carlin-Ball
Artist in Isolation: David Carlin
Painting by Beth Jackson
Artist in Isolation video: Jürgen Mohr
Painting by Mikaela Kunto
"During a scary time in history, I’d like to draw attention to other scary things that are still happening around the world. Domestic abuse has seen its rise as we are quarantined at home. British Columbia alone was able to see its rates spike.
Take care and reach out to those close, what happens behind close doors is just as terrifying as what’s going on right now. My painting represents emotionalism, the brutal honesty of these issues and how they're not shown enough awareness."
Painting by Samara Paleczny
Photographs taken by Dave Johnson
Photo slideshow by Stephen and Judy Clement
This documents their experience while quarantined on the Diamond Prince Cruise Ship near Japan from February 4 - March 6, 2020.
Art piece submitted by Karen Sherry.
"Center circle is the Covid 19 virus. I entered into it symbols for the persons who were touched with the virus with symptoms, illness, hospitalization, death. There are also symbols for the first responders/health care professionals. After the fact, I remembered the toilet paper crisis, so two of the circles have inner circles to represent a toilet paper roll. The second tier/ring has a stylized 6 to represent 6 feet of social distancing. Final circle – people with masks and the symbol for global, as well there is the alpha and omega meaning “changing forever”. The outer scrumbling represents 1) emotional turmoil 2) disturbance and uncertainty, and 3) misinformation and conflicting information."