“Look to the Mountain” – Human Rights 2022

The Declaration of Human Right and Freedoms was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 10, 1948 and enshrined the rights and freedoms of all human beings. It was to be the gold standard of social justice that countries of the world would acknowledge, sign and function in accordance with the principles.  Coming onContinue reading ““Look to the Mountain” – Human Rights 2022″

WA Wed – A Walk with a Biologist

David Cook is “Wild About” science and being outdoors. In retirement he has had the time and willingness to share his extensive background knowledge about plants, animals, and environmental concerns. He has actively engaged in doing interpretive walks throughout the Lower Mainland of Vancouver, British Columbia. His walks are designed to be learning experiences ratherContinue reading “WA Wed – A Walk with a Biologist”

Photos, Friends and Nature as a Way of Life

The Wild About Outdoor Learning Society will be highlighting a number of ways that you can #getOUTdoors and #getINvolved in your community.  Vancouver, British Columbia offers access to a wide range of outdoor experiences.  Unfortunately some of these experiences come at a high cost and are inaccessible for some people to participate on a regular basis.  Ruby BestContinue reading “Photos, Friends and Nature as a Way of Life”

Self-Styled Writer’s Retreat

There is no lack of books, YouTube presentations, or writing courses and retreats on offer that teach how to write, what to write, and create space for writers to write.  I have consumed many of them.  However, I have decided the only catapult for me to write must come from me.  The Writer’s Festival 2022 at Granville IslandContinue reading “Self-Styled Writer’s Retreat”

A Vancouver Gift

It is the ultimate day of freedom in Vancouver.  A rainy Sunday morning.  Dark. Pouring rain.  And glorious.  The mantra to get up and enjoy the day is absent in my mind.  There is no hurry to get to work.  No pressure to accomplish a task.  No runners on the front street beaconing me to join them.  No glimpse of sunshine that IContinue reading “A Vancouver Gift”

Take Me Outside Inspires

Take Me Outside is the brainchild of Colin Harris.  Born out of a childhood of happy, engaged outdoor experiences and inspired by our very own, Canadian icon, Terry Fox, the goal of Take Me Outside is to get school kids off screens and learning outside at school every day.  Colin catapulted Take Me Outside by running 7600 kilometers across Canada.  YouContinue reading “Take Me Outside Inspires”

Goose Rules of Leadership

I woke not to the plaintive call of gulls or warring of crows, but by a very large flock of Canadian Geese.  Although many geese feel completely comfortable not leaving our hospitable city, many Canadian Geese are heeding their internal monitors and flying south for the winter.  I never tire of watching the perfect V-formations as theyContinue reading “Goose Rules of Leadership”

Tatlow Park Celebrates

WHEN ?             Saturday, September 24, 2022           11:00 am – 3:00 pm WHERE ?         Tatlow Park.    Directions WHY ?               I was fortunate for Tatlow Park to be a mainstay in my growing up and adult life.  This is a community celebration of the activities, stories and the learning we take away from life in a neighbourhood park. WHO ?            Everyone isContinue reading “Tatlow Park Celebrates”

A Cuppa with The Queen

“Where are your manners? What would the Queen say?” The Queen always referenced HMR Queen Elizabeth II.  She was the Queen of our coins, exquisite hats, and good manners.  She was a lady.  The gold standard of manners. My mother was determined that my sister, my cousin, and I would also be ladies.  That if need be, we wouldContinue reading “A Cuppa with The Queen”

Family Tradition at the PNE

As a kid growing up in Vancouver, the annual Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) was greeted with great anticipation and excitement.  It had something for everyone from kids to grandparents.  Buying tickets and lining up to win the PNE Prize Home was the first requirement for my mum, her siblings, and my Nanny Keenan.  As was crossing your fingersContinue reading “Family Tradition at the PNE”