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Soo Gee Ghet

Victor H. Reece and Richmond Carvers Society

This totem pole was designed by Tsimshian carver Victor H. Reece (1946-2010) for Cultural Week in1993. The work was completed under the artist’s supervision and mentorship with members of the Richmond Carvers Society and in 1994, the totem pole was donated to the Richmond Cultural Centre.


Soo Gee Ghet tells the story of a father passing his knowledge and experience to his son. The story focuses on the role of adults as protectors, providing direction to the next generation.

Commissioned by the Richmond Carvers Society and the Community Arts Council of Richmond in partnership with the city of Richmond, 1994.

The Richmond Carvers Society wishes to thank Vancity Credit Union for the donation of the Red Cedar log for this project.

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