Yuja

Yuja Wang

What a night! What a privilege! No words just total awe. Yuja Wang, perhaps the worlds greatest living pianist, thrilled us all last night with a never-to-be-forgotten recital at the UBC Chan Centre here in Vancouver.  She wrote in the program, “This recital will hopefully lift all of your spirits, sharing music written by many of the great souls who have lived before us.”

 

 

Be assured Yuja all of our spirits could not have been lifted any higher.

 

mogul magic


 
Remembering the start of Vancouver’s Winter Olympics when 10 years ago today Alex Bilodeau came flying down Cypress Mountain to win the Men’s Moguls Gold Medal.
 

 
Then in 2014 at the Sochi Games he became the first Olympian in history to successfully defend his gold medal in any free style skiing event. Congratulations once again to a true Canadian Olympic hero. 🇨🇦

National Flag Day 🇨🇦


 
Fifty five years ago today Canada’s maple leaf flag was raised for the first time on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. As we look back to Vancouver’s 2010 Winter Olympics this month what better way to celebrate our National Flag Day than with the maple leaves around the Olympic Cauldron in Jack Poole Plaza. 🇨🇦

Vancouver 2010 🇨🇦

On the 10th Anniversary of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics a lookback, with Sarah McLachlan carrying the Olympic Torch, street hockey, drumming on the newspaper boxes, and always thousands in the streets celebrating day and night.  What a ride it was!
 

 

 
2010 i
 

 
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2010 vi
 

 
2010 iv
 

 

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“Be not indifferent”

On Holocaust Memorial Day heartbreaking images and words from the memorial ceremony held today at the gates of the Auschwitz concentration camp on this 75th anniversary of its liberation.


 

 
“Be not indifferent” are three of those powerful words that were spoken as we remember all those children, women and men who were murdered and who are in all of our thoughts today.

The Eternal Flame in the Hall of Remembrance at Yad Vashem, Jerusalem,
which I drew on July 11th 1967.

The photos were taken from the BBC transmission.

no business like snow business

Kitsilano Beach in the snow last week
 

It was glorious while it lasted 🇨🇦

canada and the world mourns


 
In memory of the 57 beautiful Canadian lives that were lost from flight PS752, together with the 82 Iranian, 11 Ukrainian, 10 Swedish, 4 Afghani, 3 British and 3 German beautiful lives that were lost with them. With heartfelt condolences and deepest sympathy to all of their families and friends.

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