And so it begins BC Hydro is starting site preparation work for the $960 million John Hart Generating station Replacement Project. It is the first actual “shovels in the ground” work to take place on the mega project. The first … Continue reading
“British Columbia has a ready source of great jobs and careers in technology. Our education programs need to keep up with that demand.” John Leech, Executive Director of the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC), explains that, “Every … Continue reading
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the recipients of the 2012 Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence and Excellence in Early Childhood Education. The Awards were presented at a ceremony in Ottawa ahead of World Teachers’ Day on October 5, 2012. … Continue reading
On Friday, August 24, Canadian peacekeepers from all over Vancouver Island will be converging in Campbell River for a one of a kind experience. In a way of saying thanks for their contributions to our county, the Tyee Club of … Continue reading
Spring and its counterpart, tourists, seem to be having a slow, erratic start this year. But don’t let that fool you into thinking it’s not yet time to roll out the welcome mats. Rumour has it that one intrepid traveler has been in our midst these recent weeks, burning up the pavement on a personal quest to unveil all things Arts & Culture in the Campbell River area and on Quadra Island.
This bon vivante has been turning up at open mic nights, admiring art exhibited in galleries and local shops and cafes, visiting heritage sites, artist studios, local markets, and attending concerts and events. She’s even been sited with camera and easel, inspired by the beauty of our local views. Her name is Lavinia and her passion is wholeheartedly experiencing the places she visits. From our major cultural institutions to grass roots expressions of arts in our community, Lavinia has done her best to experience it all.
But Lavinia wasn’t willing to just love us and leave us. She had such a good time and met so many terrific people along the way; she decided to leave a little something behind for all those visitors yet to come, so they, too, can have a fun and vibrant holiday experience.
Lavinia’s Creative Guide to the Campbell River Area will be available at Visitors Information Centre, and at many other locations in Campbell River. As with everything she does, Lavinia has put her personal stamp on the guide. Following her map of cultural activities and destinations will be like meeting Lavinia in person. She’s bold and adventurous and an excellent companion for visitors wanting a rich and personal experience of this beautiful part of the world.
The concept of Lavinia’s Creative Guide came from a group of individuals from the cultural community, supported by the City of Campbell River, and brought to reality through a generous contribution from North Island College. Peter Davies (illustrator) and Annette Yourk (writer) wrestled Lavinia’s journals and photos into shape.
Ralph Wilson wipes his brow under the warm winter sun and puts down his chain saw after putting in a good morning’s work at Ocean Grove Elementary School. Wilson is working on a totem pole that will stand 27-feet high … Continue reading
BREAKING INTO SHOW BIZ is the theme of a series of workshops being held on Saturday, February 25th in Campbell River. Jacqui Kaese, internationally acclaimed acting coach for film and television comes with 30 years experience in all aspects in … Continue reading
I love Campbell River, and here are a few reasons why… It’s a friendly community – what’s not to love about that! The summertime Pier Street Farmer’s Market is a great place to be. Beach fires are the best and … Continue reading
No one ever wants to start their wintery work day with a dreaded flat tire, but that is how my day began. With no one at home to call for help, and fresh falling snow, I decided to call Campbell … Continue reading