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Spend your summer hiking around the moutains of #bc's oldest park, #strathconapark.

Spend your summer hiking around the moutains of #bc’s oldest park, #strathconapark.

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We have trails for all ages of hiker ability on site and in #strathconapark.

We have trails for all ages and hiker ability on site and in #strathconapark.

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The intertidal zone offers plenty of sea life to explore as a family.

The intertidal zone offers plenty of sea life to explore as a family.

Flash Back Fridays

PATRICK FULLER

Jim had electric lines, water lines, septic pipes and propane all in the same trenches. One day Patrick came upon an outdoor electric socket with water pouring out of the plug. He found out that a join in a nearby water line had separated. Because the electric line had been threaded through cheap pipe, the water got into that pipe. The circuit breaker had shut the power off and the plug coming out of the ground was done properly. Patrick repaired the leaking water line and all was well

The main office building in the foreground the Outdoor Centre in the background.

The main office building in the foreground the Outdoor Centre in the background.

A more serious event happened and Patrick almost got electrocuted. The furnace in the Annex had frozen pipes. He walked up the hill with a propane torch to thaw the pipes. Because he didn’t want to go back down to get Read more

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on top of the mountain

uh..yeah…this looks amazing!

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Just off highway 28 in Strathcona Provincial Park is Karst Creek, a disappearing waterfall.

Just off highway 28 in Strathcona Provincial Park is Karst Creek, a disappearing waterfall.

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Hilary Stewart (1924-2014)

Hilary Steward (left) with Joy Inglis.

Hilary Steward (left) with Joy Inglis.

It is with sadness we must note the passing on June 5 of the renowned BC artist and author Hilary Stewart, author of more than ten titles including Cedar: Tree of Life of the North West Coast Indians and the perennial bestseller Looking at Totem Poles. Long a resident of Quadra Island, Stewart was an important authority on Northwest Indian art and culture with numerous titles directly concerned with Aboriginal cultures starting with Artifacts of the Northwest Coast (1973) and Indian Fishing: Early Methods on the Northwest Coast (1977). Cedar (1984), an examination of the various ways Aboriginal cultures utilized cedar, received one of the first four B.C. Book Prizes that were presented in 1985. Stewart’s reiusse of the journal kept by English sailor at Nootka Sound in 1803, John R. Jewitt, Captive of Maquinna (1987), also received a B.C. Book Prize. Other titles Read more

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Looking towards Japan.  Sea kayaking on the west coast of Vancouver Island and the open ocean is an unreal experience.

Looking towards Japan. Sea kayaking on the west coast of Vancouver Island and the open ocean is an unreal experience.

Education Is Power

Click on the poster above to be taken to the Education is Power website.

Click on the poster above to be taken to the Education is Power website.