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Richard Hunt: Indigenous Artist and Elder

By James Ellsworth on Oct 3, 2017

Richard Hunt lives in a modest bungalow on a crescent in Victoria with a large workshop shed in the back. Currently, he is working on a new 15-foot totem pole in his workshop, but we met in his dining room surrounded by his various forms of art (masks, carvings, paintings) and several framed awards. Read more...


Ageless Enthusiasm

By Laura Thomas on Sep 1, 2017

Students of martial arts learn the importance of discipline, hard work, sacrifice and humility. Sharon Tippe of Revelstoke has a black belt in karate, and exemplifies these qualities and more. Read more...


Creating a Legacy

By Margaret Boyes on Sep 1, 2017

“I’ve never felt healthier, happier or stronger than I do today,” says certified Nordixx Pole Walking Canada master instructor and former Olympic rower, Linda Schaumleffel. Read more...


No Remedy for Love

By Kiana Karimkhani on Sep 1, 2017

By many accounts, Liona is the first classical guitarist Canadians knew by name — often called the “First Lady of Guitar” — someone who introduced classical music to a 1960/70s generation that lauded rock ‘n’ roll in the decades before. Read more...


Nautical Passion

By Ron Armstrong on Aug 9, 2017

Those who build to museum standard are considered “Master Modellers.” Rare is a person who boasts all these achievements in a lifetime. Crofton resident Ron Burchett does, and is unique in turning his hobby into a commercial success. Read more...


Mastery and Magic: Bard on the Beach

By Carol Matthews on Jul 1, 2017

Night after night, Christopher Gaze, charismatic creator and Artistic Director of Vancouver’s Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival, leaps up on stage – first in the large tent and then in the small one – to welcome sold-out audiences to each of the four Shakespeare plays that Bard produces every summer. Read more...


A Sense of Purpose

By Kiana Karimkhani on May 1, 2017

A Change of Mind is a Victoria-made documentary that centres on the body’s most complex organ, more delicate than a ripened peach: the brain. It uncovers the hidden epidemic of brain injury in which countless people are going unseen and undiagnosed. Read more...


The Best Medicine

By John Kelly on Apr 28, 2017

Our first experience with clowns is usually a good one that makes us happy, even if we’re too young to know why. But like many relationships, it sometimes sours over time. But on Canada’s west coast there is a troupe that not only works to rehabilitate the art form and resurrected a grand tradition, but puts smiles on the faces of everyone to whom they bring their passion. Read more...


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