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Anniversary


 
From that beach in Tunisia all those years ago to the Sword Fern Trail in the Pacific Spirit Park, as we celebrate our 47th Wedding Anniversary today after a week of pure joy and love with all the family, and feeling like the luckiest parents and grandparents in all the world.
 

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BC Day


 
From yesterday’s see bee day enjoying our roses to today’s BC Day, hoping it will be a happy one for everyone, and with special thanks to our frontline firefighters who are working so hard for us across the province and the country.

teatime


 
Thank you to David’s Tea – It’s teatime in the studio all the time repurposing their Advent Calendar and solving the problem of my palette of mixed acrylic paint drying out too quickly in this heat.

“now we are six”


 
Happy Sixth Birthday to our beautiful granddaughter ❤️ So happy we could celebrate this special day with her now that we can finally travel here in the Province of British Columbia.

gutsy walk 2021


 
Once again this year, unable to gather for the Annual Gutsy Walk for Crohn’s and Colitis, we walked in the Pacific Spirit Park today in memory of Jodi and all those who are bravely suffering from these debilitating diseases.

And as we walked our thoughts were also of dear friends who are grieving today; and of the 215 children whose remains were so recently found in the grounds of the Kamloops Indian Residential School, knowing that so many more remain to be discovered. Viewed from the trail we were walking on orange shirts could be seen in their memory placed all along South West Marine Drive.
 
 

forgotten no longer

Walking in the Pacific Spirit Park yesterday my thoughts were of the 215 children whose remains have just been discovered buried on the site of the Kamloops Indian Residential School. These children, some as young as three, were taken from families across British Columbia who they never saw again and died often far from home and were then never accounted for.

What a tragic, shameful and heartbreaking part of our Canadian history. On Friday, the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs (UBCIC) said it mourned alongside the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc. “There are no words to express the deep mourning that we feel as First Nations people, and as survivors, when we hear an announcement like this,” wrote Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, president of the UBCIC. “Today we honour the lives of those children, and hold prayers that they, and their families, may finally be at peace.”

I send my heartfelt condolences to all the families and ask that you to keep the memory of these beautiful lost children in your thoughts as they will always be in mine.

National Physicians Day


 
Four special moments from the Pacific Spirit Park, Vancouver today on our National Physicians Day here in Canada, a day for me to say thank you to all of my amazing colleagues who have worked so hard this past difficult year together with all of our frontline heroes. I am in awe of them all.
 
   
 

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Canada Remembers


 
The sun broke through on our walk this morning in the Pacific Spirit Park illuminating these beautiful young maple leaves as we remember Sub.Lt. Abbigail Cowbrough and her five co-Canadian Armed Forces crew members, Sub-Lieutenant Matthew Pyke, Master Corporal Matthew Cousins, Captain Maxime Miron-Morin, Captain Kevin Hagen and Captain Brenden Ian MacDonald, all lost when their helicopter came down in the Ionian sea a year ago today.
 

 
Only eleven days previously Sub.Lt. Cowborough had been playing Amazing Graze on the deck of their ship HMCS Fredericton to honor all those murdered in the mass shooting in her home Province of Nova Scotia.
 

 

In Remembrance  🇨🇦  Nova Scotia Strong

best moment of any day


 

The best moment of any day is when I am able to read to our beautiful grandchildren.
 

 

Happy World Book Day
#familyiseverything
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