https://22.files.edl.io/0cca/06/26/20/201719-8c1b05c7-d0b8-4d0a-9534-31a05dce032f.pdf The Superintendent of Schools, Lisa McCullough, shared this Year-End Message on June 26, 2020 and I read it last night (via Signal Hill's new fancy website and app) and was surprisingly moved. (Read the full text at the link- below has been condensed.) "It is difficult to close out this school year with … Continue reading Class of 2020, hail to you the resilient ones
The Pemberton and District Chamber of Commerce announced that, to coincide with launch of Phase 3 of BC's Restart Plan, they are also launching a Buy Local initiative. LOVE PEMBERTON, BUY LOCAL As the economy continues to reopen we want to keep the need to support local businesses top of mind and thank our community … Continue reading Chamber launches Love Pemberton, Buy Local campaign, to support community’s businesses
https://vimeo.com/421143853 Kids aged 5-14 years are invited to Explore the Universe through the library's Summer Reading Club, a BC-wide free reading program for school-age children, to help kids stoke their passion for reading. It's gone virtual and is a great resource for families. To participate, all you need to do is join at bcsrc.ca Children … Continue reading Kids, join the Summer Reading Club through the library
I invite you to consider this over your coffee this day these potent words from Melody Charlie, "Human Indigenous lives that have been taken for generations , stolen, raped, murdered, without charges & for years without question. Especially given that it was illegal for "Indians' to even access legal support. It was illegal for Indians … Continue reading Imagine being illegal on your own land in your own home
via SLRD From Chair Tony Rainbow: We have arrived at Stage 3 of the Province’s re-opening plan. While that is welcome news, let’s not get carried away! Stage 3 is not a return to pre-COVID conditions. The BC advisory says: Travel is different this year. The precautions you take at home should also be taken when … Continue reading Message from the SLRD Chair, June 26
For the past month, since the murder of George Floyd, my inbox and social feeds began filling up with messages of solidarity from any organization I'd ended up on a mailing list for. It numbed me into a silence, even though I get the message that silence is violence, that silence is complicity, that silence … Continue reading How do we navigate revelations of systemic racism?
Thanks to Kera Willis, amazing writer, singer-songwriter and founder of the Mountain Horse School, and a constant inspiration for me, for permission to share this poem with you. Photo by Guliz Unlu. I want us to dance with the impossible and win:Not the way we win a war, with the swordof a conquistador, or the … Continue reading What I wish people meant when they talk about “winning” – encapsulated in a beautiful poem by Kera Willis
For the past nine weeks I’d felt a low-level thrum of stress about the winter-mess of my garden. It would spike when I saw other people, in March, as the Prime Minster was giving his briefings in a snowstorm, who were pandemic-proofing their future by getting in loads of soil, going to physically-distanced plant sales, … Continue reading What if Nature loves you back?
https://www.instagram.com/p/CBdVMDvHsme/ When I realized the medicine that was in plaintain, I stopped seeing her as a weed, and starting appreciating the magic that was on offer, all around me. Currently, I have a piece of plaintain wrapped around my toe, like a band-aid, to draw out a rose thorn I stepped on. I've rubbed it … Continue reading Plaintain for mosquito bites
This, via Kat Ast, offered me one concrete and tangible response to the question that often rises up in me when my heart feels breaky-achy, "but what can I do?" Well, how about give blood? Go to https://www.blood.ca/en and next time you're in Vancouver, schedule a donation too. Bo was 0-, the universal donor … Continue reading Got blood? Wanna give some? Join Team Bo.