On this one year anniversary of the WHO declaring COVID-19 a global pandemic, today in Canada our first National Day of Observance commemorates all whom we have so tragically lost to the virus and recognizes and thanks, as we do every day, our frontline and healthcare heroes. This flag at half mast in Vanier Park is just one of many thousands across the country that flies today to bring us all together on this day of remembrance. 🇨🇦
A moment for reflection this week in Vanier Park, Vancouver.
The Centennial Totem Pole, Vanier Park, Kitsilano, VancouverWalking in this afternoon’s sunshine and with symmetry on my mind, the Centennial Pole made a perfect subject. The pole was dedicated in 1958 as a memorial to British Columbia’s Centennial year and was carved by Mungo Martin of the Kwakiutl nation. A second pole was presented to Her Majesty the Queen and resides in Windsor Great Park.
For another view of the pole visit A Pole with a View from last summer.