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Book Review :: Adventures in Solitude by Grant Lawrence

Grant Lawrence recounts his childhood memories and family’s history at their Cabin in Desolation Sound. Mixed in are historical accounts from Captain George Vancouver, who gave the area its name, and tales of adventure and tragedy of the pioneers and… Continue Reading →

SOAR-ing away to Agassiz with the Girl Guides of Canada

I had the good fortune to respond to a request for knitting teachers and ended up as a Core Staff member for the Girl Guides’ Spirit of Adventure Rendezvous (SOAR) 2011 last week. The position was volunteer and it wasn’t… Continue Reading →

Book Review :: Off the Highway by Mette Bach

Off the Highway: Growing Up In North Delta is a memoir by local author Mette Bach and installment 18 in the Transmontanus Series published by New Star Books. The Transmontanus series, edited by Terry Glavin, are “short illustrated books about… Continue Reading →

VIFF: Winds of Heaven — Emily Carr, Carvers, and the Spirits of the Forest

One of the films at the Vancouver International Film Festival that was highly anticipated was Michael Ostroff’s documentary about Emily Carr — Winds of Heaven: Emily Carr, Carvers, and the Spirits of the Forest. Carr is one of BC’s most… Continue Reading →

BC Cultural Crawl

We’re already a week into August (can you believe it?!) and despite arts funding cuts, I’m very excited about the 9th Annual BC Cultural Crawl! The best thing about living in the Lower Mainland, is the proximity to other cities…. Continue Reading →

Bicycling Deas Island Regional Park

Last Friday my mom and I went for a bike ride on Deas Island Regional Park. Highway 99 decends in Delta on Deas Island and travels under the Fraser River to emerge in Richmond. Whenever I return to Vancouver, just… Continue Reading →

Mailbox Monday

Mailbox Monday is a weekly meme that is hosted by Marcia at The Printed Page. Essentially, people share what books that they got in their mailboxes over the past week. I think it’s much more exciting to talk about all… Continue Reading →

Book Review :: Underground by June Hutton

Underground by June Hutton covers the adulthood of Albert Fraser, a young man from BC. As Al grows and changes, the book follows his story, thoughts, and confusion in life. Sometimes I felt like the book lacked direction, but it… Continue Reading →

National Poetry Month Blog Tour

I’m honoured and excited to be a part of Serena’s National Poetry Month Blog Tour 2010. Hopefully this will be the first of many successful literary blog tours! I applied to take part to showcase Canada’s (particularly BC and Vancouver’s)… Continue Reading →

A View of the Olympic Host City 2010

It’s hard to describe and/or summarize the chaos going on here. Everyone is wearing Canada gear and I can’t tell who is a tourist unless they’re wearing a different country’s gear. Here are some photos and links I like. For… Continue Reading →

Book Review :: The Jade Peony by Wayson Choy

The Jade Peony by Wayson Choy will be defended by Samantha Nutt during Canada Reads 2010. I finished this book several weeks ago but wanted to wait until after I met with our book club to discuss it. I missed… Continue Reading →

Book Review :: Red: A Haida Manga by Michael Nicoll Yahgulaanas

Michael Nicoll Yahgulaanas (MNY) is the creator of a new style of graphic novel, Haida Manga. Haida Manga combines First Nations’ art style and tales with the Japanese graphic novel form of manga. MNY uses his distinct style of art… Continue Reading →

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