About a month ago, Iain, Angela Brown (The Ta-Daa Lady) and I attended an event at the Roundhouse here in Vancouver called ‘The Eco Salon’. Each salon features an environmental artist who presents their work – stimulating discussion around questions such as ‘What does it mean to be an environmental artist?’ and ‘What is [...]More »
Posts Tagged ‘community building’
Kamloops City, Holy Cow, holy cow, holy cow, it’s Kamloooooooooops!
Well, boy did we ever kick off our tour with a bang this summer.
First stop? Kamloops City. That’s right. You heard us. Kamloops. Heart of the Interior, some say. It also happens to be our hometown. Iain [...]
Here is another local (for Vancouverites) great local group dedicated to
preserving, sustaining and educating about our highly esteemed, yet,
highly vulnerable local environments.
They are called the PACIFIC SPIRIT PARK SOCIETY and they are a community-
based volunteer organization. They act as public stewards of the park and
they…”hold a vision of an urban forest and [...]
Yes, you are reading that right. Gogo Bonkers has made their awesome album
LOVE THE LAND free for downloads. This album was just nominated for
Children’s Album of the Year at the West Coast Music Awards (WCMA) which
was in Kelowna. Kids Songs for free!!!!!!!
Now, you may ask, what is the catch? Well, to [...]
I was walking down Main Street here in Vancouver, with my amazing mom
and my adventurous nephew, enjoying a light rain and a pleasant conversation
about the importance of good friends……when I just had to stop for there in the
window of BIRKELAND BROS WOOL SHOP were these amazing creatures
dancing and signing about all things wooly. They [...]
Well, you have all heard of the November Moustache – or MOVEMBER –
the great duty of all blessed with hefty hair follicles on the upper lip
banned together to bring more attention to PROSTATE CANCER.
Well, while stroking the fine stubble, on my equally fine face, and pondering
on the benefits of bringing attention to important issues with [...]
Yes, it is raining today here in Vancouver. I love it. Its wet.
A nice steady example of how gravity works. Rain makes puddles
that children splash in with their rubber boots. I love to splash
puddles too. Especially on my bike. The deeper the puddle the better.
Here is Vancouver there is [...]
Gabriel Dawe has created some amazing art. He has constructed huge
sculptures out of thread. He grew up in Mexico and he was unable to practise
embroidery or textiles because he was a boy. Many years later, and now living
in Canada, he is able to explore his desire to create “social constructions” which
are inspired by [...]
Captain Climate. Awesome. A superhero that doesn’t need to blow up buildings,
fight aliens or punch bad guys in the face. Captain Climate is armed with positive solutions and a desire to make this crazy world a better place to live and
breathe, and dream!
Captain Climate swoops into classrooms around the province of British [...]
The Galapagos islands are 973 km off the the west coast of South America. The islands
closest neighbour is Ecuador. There are 18 main islands (that are 1 square km in size or
more), and three smaller islands. The islands were discovered by a Spaniard named Fray
Tomás de Berlanga, March 10, 1535. The Galapagos [...]