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KATE AND KEN BLOOMFIELD 1974

Ken and Kate Bloomfield, with their son Rick

Ken and Kate Bloomfield, with their son Rick

Ken was an amazing carver; he taught carving and sculpture on several occasions at the Lodge. He died eight or nine years ago but for all of his life continued to uncover the figures in the wood that he insisted had been there all along. Ken has left a legacy of several carvings around the lodge and also the big dogwood sign that you see as you approach our property from Campbell River. He and his wife Kate met at art school. Read more

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group initiatives

Initiative games are fun, cooperative, challenging
games in which the group is confronted with a specific problem to solve. We love to do initiative games here at SPL and invite you to come challenge yourself and your friends.

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Exploring the alpine on a WYLD trip is a great experience and even greater accomplishment to summit a mountain.

Exploring the alpine on a WYLD trip is a great experience and even greater accomplishment to summit a mountain.

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FRANCES WITT mid-70s

Frances reading to Aron.

Frances reading to Aron.

Frances has been one of my very best friends since the early 60s and has helped by working in the garden and carrying out various other volunteer projects over the years. Read more

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This view never gets old.

This view never gets old.

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#gowyld and #explorebc in a #canoe

#gowyld and #explorebc in a #canoe

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AGE WAS NO PROBLEM, PENSIONERS CATCH ‘EM

Campbell River Upper Islander, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 1974

Blindness is no handicap, 66-year old Frank Bosco with his catch

Blindness is no handicap, 66-year old Frank Bosco with his catch

Pensioners and retirees comprising a cumuative total of over 1500 years of fishing experience converged on Strathcona Park Lodge Outdoor Education Centre Friday for a weekend of fishing.   Read more

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Myrna's restaurant is great place to enjoying the sunset over Upper Campbell Lake and enjoy some local cuisine.

Thinking of having a family gathering or club meeting and looking for a place to eat? Come to Myrna’s which is opening everyday throughout the months of July and August and enjoy a meal over looking Upper Campbell Lake and Strathcona Provincial Park.

 

Picture This! (WYLD)

The kayak slide is so much fun, especially when you do it backwards.

The kayak slide is so much fun, especially when you do it backwards.

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UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA (UBC) 1953

Myrna & Jim on a date

Myrna & Jim on a date

When I was 18 and in my second year at university, my future husband picked me out of a meal lineup at UBC. I was taking an accounting course to prepare myself to go into Commerce. There were a total of 152 girls staying at the women’s dormitories that summer, and no men.
We had meals at the nearby Fort Camp dining hall. Three guys came for a brief period that summer to write exams. Jim later said that he picked me to pursue because I had good legs and a nice ass. His older brother Joe, who was a doctor, had told him that was what to look for in a woman.
Jim had been working as a hard rock driller on the pipeline and was at UBC briefly to write a supplemental exam in English 200. I was not too taken with him. I was going out with a PhD candidate in physics and my main interest was horses. I had been a successful competitive English rider and jumper, winning many top prizes in B.C. I had even taken my best horse to Vancouver when I went to UBC. Jim was persistent. I finally went on a date with him. Later I told my cousin, Bill Baikie, that he was all brawn and no brain. Bill insisted that I not give up on him, that he really did have some depth. Actually Bill and many others treated Jim like a hero because he was a famous UBC football player. Read more