Image: River at Sundown

April 25, 2017


A Different Kind of All-Candidates’ Meeting

April 24, 2017

There is an upcoming opportunity to get up close and personal with all the folks running for office in the Provincial election. But the format is much different than in previous elections, allowing for a more vigorous discussion.

Joint All-Candidates’ Meeting for Vancouver-Mount Pleasant and Vancouver-Hastings,

Monday May 1st in Gym D at Britannia from 6:30pm.

The meeting is sponsored by GWAC, Britannia, REACH, VPL, Kettle, and Aboriginal Friendship Centre. Quoting from their release:

All ten candidates running in Vancouver-Mount Pleasant and Vancouver-Hastings have said they are coming.

The format for this event is different from All-Candidates Meetings in previous elections.

6:30-7:00 — Everyone is welcome to enjoy socializing over a free light meal (vegetarian soup or chili, buns, butter, salad, and dessert).
7:00-7:45 — Each candidate will have an opportunity to make a 3-minute prepared statement.
7:45-9:00 — Participants will sit at either Hastings or Mount Pleasant tables while candidates in their riding visit their tables to have informal conversations about the issues that concern them — World Café style.

Should be interesting!


Night Music: Rolling In The Deep

April 24, 2017


The Next Speaker …

April 24, 2017

…in the Britannia Renewal Speakers’ Series will be Ouri Scott, architect, and David Ramslie, sustainability planner. Their topic will be Learning and Community Growth and will take place on

Thursday May 4th, 7:00pm at Britannia High School Auditorium

I think it’s really about an approach to the environment. Not talking about the technical sense of the environment, but the sense of place. Honouring the past of that place, thinking about who and what came before, from people, trees and animals. And making references to the past and to cultural heritage.” – Ouri Scott

Everyone is welcome!


Poem: Do Not Go Gentle (by Dylan Thomas)

April 24, 2017

(for my Dad)

 

 

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

 


Image: Philadelphia #1

April 23, 2017


Night Music: Brits Having Fun

April 22, 2017

Tomorrow is St. George’s Day and in celebration ….