Wait for Me, Daddy taken by Claude Dettloff is one of the world’s most recognized photographs and has become iconic for New Westminster. The photograph, which became integral to Canada’s effort in WWII, was taken 75 years ago this October.

Join us for a series of events to commemorate this anniversary.

Hyack Square, October 3rd at 1:00pm

  • Unveiling of the official dedication plaque
  • Interpretive panel
  • Presentation of the donor halo and recognition of the generous donors who helped fund the project

Anvil Centre Theatre, October 3rd at 2pm and 7pm

Enjoy contemporary performances inspired by the classic image that respond to the collective themes of family separation, war conflict, loss and legacy.

  • New Westminster composer Brian Garbet with the University of Calgary Wind Ensemble will perform an original orchestral piece based on the famous photo.
  • A performance curated by Jan Derbyshire will reflect on past and current tools of communication and ways families separated by war communicated with each other.
  • Brief Encounters will present a collection of interdisciplinary films and performances animating the stories of three New Westminster residents and their experiences with conflict and connection.

Brief Encounters artist teams:
JJ Lee (Writer)
Marilyn Norry (Actor)
David C. Jones (Filmmaker)
Joey Le (Storyteller)

Michael de Courcy (Art Worker)
Pedro Chamale (Theatre Artist)
Michelle Lui (Dance Artist)
David Levy (Storyteller)

CS Fergusson ( Performance/Installation Orchestrator)
Jessica Han (Filmmaker)
Eden Fine Day (Singer songwriter)
Maryam (Storyteller)

For more information or to reserve your complimentary ticket please click here or call 604 527 4640