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National Flag Day ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ


 
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 Dayย than with the maple leaves around the Olympic Cauldron in Jack Poole Plaza. ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

Vancouver 2010 ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

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. ย What a ride it was!
 

 

 
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๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

“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.


 

 
โ€œBe not indifferentโ€ 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 lastedย ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ

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.

๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ท ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ฆ ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡ซ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช

reflections on thanksgiving

Much to be thankful for on a beautiful day in Vancouver today.
 

 

Fisherman’s Wharf


 

Vanier Park and Kitsilano Beach