Flash Back Fridays

DANUSIA KANACHOWSKI 1970

Danusia Kanachowski and Judy Smith

Danusia Kanachowski and Judy Smith

I have very fond memories of my times at Strathcona. I first went to the Lodge with the humanities program (teacher, Peter Croft) from Woodlands School in Nanaimo. A number of us in the program were quite taken with the Lodge and learning about being in the outdoors so we came up as a school group a number of times over the two years we were in the program. I also went up a number of times on my own to just hang out with Annie, Jamie and others during the following few years often meeting up with them at the apartment in Campbell River and driving out to the Lodge together. I remember that on one of our school trips, a hike up Elk Mountain with Annie and Roger Podalski, one of the students on the trip became hypothermic.

Annie and I built fibreglass kayaks together at Jericho with the help of Brian and Mark Creer. Mine was stolen a couple of years later when I lived in East Vancouver, going to Simon Frazer University (SFU). Read more