Archive of posts tagged "Pauline Johnson"

West End Lane Names


Monday, April 11th, 2016 — 2:11pm PST
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Have I mentioned lately how much I love my neighbourhood? Since moving into Downtown Vancouver almost 12 years ago, I have never regretted picking the West End as my home. This area is home to hundreds of restaurants, flanked by beaches and the best urban forest in the world. A block in from one of […]

The History of Lost Lagoon


Thursday, January 28th, 2016 — 8:53am PST
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Lost Lagoon, on the edge of the city at the entrance to Stanley Park, is about 100 years old. This captive body of water used to be free-flowing from Coal Harbour, before it was penned in by the Stanley Park Causeway. 1894. Entrance to Stanley Park. Boorne and May Photo. Archives# St Pk P115. How […]

Photos of The Lions from Vancouver


Tuesday, January 26th, 2016 — 6:06am PST
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The Lions are to Vancouver what the Matterhorn is to Switzerland. They are the two most iconic peaks in the Vancouver area, sitting atop the North Shore mountains at 5,400 ft (West Lion) and 5,269 ft (East Lion). The Lions are also known as Ch’ich’iyúy Elxwíkn by the Squamish First Nation, which translates to Twin […]

Tracking Down the Stanley Park Pictograph Rock


Wednesday, December 10th, 2014 — 1:25pm PST
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I’m often asked about how busy I am, what events I’m attending, and which trips I’m taking next all for the sake of my blog. It seems like a pretty glamorous life but honestly I am most happy when I can sit at home my desk with a hot cup of coffee, look out at […]

Pauline Johnson Opera: Composer Tobin Stokes


Thursday, May 8th, 2014 — 10:14am PST
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Soon after I completed my online order of “Flint and Feather” the biography of E. Pauline Johnson by Charlotte Gray, I called Composer Tobin Stokes who mentioned that he had a copy of the book sitting by him as we chatted. Stokes was tasked with composing Margaret Atwood‘s libretto for PAULINE, a chamber opera about […]